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Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism celebrates 15 years with record-setting congress

The 977 participants of the 12th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held between June 28 and July 2, set a record for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) as it celebrated its 15-year anniversary.

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Ecuadorian judge determines that journalist Martín Pallares is not guilty in case filed by Rafael Correa

“Innocent.” These were the words Ecuadorian journalist Martín Pallares used to summarize the judge’s decision in a July 3 hearing for a suit filed against the journalist by former President Rafael Correa. The ex-leader, who was not present at the hearing, sued Pallares on June 5 in response to an article he wrote. Read more »


Pulitzer-winning ICIJ welcomes eight new journalists from Latin America

Eight Latin American journalists are among the 25 newest members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), the transnational investigative network behind the Panama Papers investigation. Read more »


Ecuador's communications law has sanctioned 675 media outlets and journalists in four years

When Ecuador approved the Organic Law of Communication (LOC for its acronym in Spanish) in 2013, different organizations inside and outside the country expressed concern about the negative ef Read more »


Brazilian site teaches journalists how to protect sources and personal data from digital attacks

Metadata? Encryption? Backdoor? Tor Browser? VPN? PGP? When it comes to digital security for journalists, the amount of technical terms and acronyms can be scary. But tools to ensure online privacy can be crucial to protecting sources, which is why the site Privacidade para Jornalistas (Privacy for Journalists) has been launched in Brazil. Read more »


How to create a data journalism team: practical tips for bringing programmers and journalists together


In the era of big data, journalism can benefit greatly from using information technology to reinvent methods for searching, analysis, and news coverage. Read more »


Entities demand respect for press freedom during criminal investigation into purchase of media group in Panama

Freedom of expression organizations in Panama are on alert after the Public Prosecutor's Office disclosed it is investigating whether money laundering occurred during the purchase of a media company.

Although the prosecutor has not released the name of the media organization in question, local news outlets are reporting that the case involves Editora Panamá América S.A. (Grupo Epasa). Read more »


Remains of missing Mexican journalist found six weeks after his abduction from Michoacán

Ed. note: This story has been updated to include a reaction from Salvador Adame Pardo's family. Read more »


Venezuelans turn city buses into newsrooms in order to fight disinformation

“Good morning. This is the El Bus TV newscast, we’ve come to bring you these headlines.”

El Bus TV icon

What sounds like the start of the five o’clock evening news is surprising Venezuelans in the least expected of places — the city bus. Read more »


ELN releases Dutch journalists being held in Colombia's Catatumbo


By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

Updated (June 26): The Colombian and Dutch governments have confirmed the release of two Dutch journalists being held by the National Liberation Army (ELN for its acronym in Spanish) in northeast Colombia.  Read more »


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