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Nómada innovates journalism in Guatemala with bold aesthetics, progressive coverage and creative business model

At 34 years of age, 16 of them dedicated to journalism, Guatemalan Martín Rodríguez Pellecer can already count among his achievements the creation and establishment of two media outlets that have changed the journalistic panorama of his country. Read more »


In unprecedented ruling, Chilean Supreme Court decides the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten

In a unanimous and unprecedented ruling in the country, the Supreme Court of Chile defended that the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten. The court decided in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIPER, against a doctor's request to remove a report about medical malpractice from CIPER's site. Read more »


Cuba’s 14ymedio seeks greater independence and engagement with new membership model


By Chelsea Moreno*

Cuban digital media site 14ymedio is betting on a new membership program for readers to ensure its independence and increase engagement.

“We wanted to use the membership as an opportunity to have more conversations with our members and we wanted to do it in a way that allows us to preserve our independence as an outlet,” Alejandro González, who leads development and innovation efforts at the media outlet, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed while at Christmas celebration at son’s school is fourth journalist killed in Veracruz this year

A threatened Mexican crime reporter was killed in Veracruz during a Christmas celebration at his son’s school in Acayucan. Read more »


Journalists are brutally repressed by law enforcement and protesters in Argentina while covering demonstrations

More than a dozen journalists were wounded by security forces and protesters during a demonstration in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Dec. 14. According to various Argentine media outlets, this was one of the most brutal repressions against the press and citizen protesters so far under the government of current Argentine President Mauricio Macri. Read more »


Former mayor sentenced to 39 years for murders of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant

This story has been updated to include the sentence handed down on Dec. 19.

A Paraguayan court sentenced a former mayor to 39 years in prison for the 2014 death of ABC Color regional correspondent Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada. Read more »


Mexican journalist left in 'despair' and 'horror' at detention center in Texas, as his lawyers fight to avoid deportation

*This story has been updated to include context concerning the current environment for journalists in Mexico and to clarify the Dec. 7 events.

A Mexican journalist who waited eight years for an asylum hearing in the United States was saved by an emergency stay of deportation earlier this week shortly after officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed handcuffs on him and handed his lawyer a deportation order. Read more »


Get to know your audience and learn to measure your success online with new MOOC in Spanish; Register now!

The amount of available data around who is visiting your website and what they are reading can be overwhelming. But knowing how to interpret this data can mean the difference between success or failure for your project.

Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and instructor Iván Adaime, executive vice president for digital at media company Impremedia, for a related Spanish-language online course, "How to measure your success online: Analytics for journalists." Read more »


Guatemala, Ecuador and Venezuela in CPJ's annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world

Three Latin American journalists appear on the Committee to Protect Journalist’s (CPJ) annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world. Guatemalan Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, Ecuadoran Enrique Rosales Ortega and Venezuelan Braulio Jatar are three of the 262 journalists imprisoned around the world, according to the census, which was published Dec. 13. Read more »


British journalist living in Ecuador is deported from Argentina

Freedom of expression advocates are looking for answers after a British journalist hoping to cover the World Trade Organization conference in Buenos Aires was deported from Argentina. At dawn on Dec. 8, Sally Burch was sent back to Quito, Ecuador where she works as executive-editor at Agencia Latinoamericana de Información. According to the Guardian, she was included on a list of 63 people banned from attending the conference from Dec. 10 to 13. Read more »


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