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Protest in Lima against IDL-Reporteros for Lava Jato investigations is 'repulsive act,' says Gustavo Gorriti

Peruvian investigative journalist Gustavo Gorriti and the media outlet he founded and directs, IDL-Reporteros, were insulted by a group of demonstrators in front of their offices. Read more »


Ecuador creates new state committee to protect journalists, but civil society demands more participation

The Interinstitutional Committee for Protection of Journalists and Communication Workers, newly established by the Ecuadorian government, must enjoy independence and have the active participation of civil society, according to national and international organizations. Read more »


Dismissal and rehiring of Colombian columnist provokes debate about journalism in the country

Colombian journalist Daniel Coronell’s column from June 16 was without a doubt one of his most anticipated. It was assumed that he would explain his reasons for returning to the magazine Semana after being fired in an act that led to great controversy in the country. Read more »


Second journalist killed in Maricá in the state of Rio de Janeiro in less than one month

The director of a news site in Maricá, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, was killed on June 18. Romário da Silva Barros, 31, was inside his car when he was shot three times, according to G1. Read more »


With debut series on Operation Car Wash, new media outlet combines investigative journalism and political satire

Journalistic investigations about issues of impact are often complex, especially long-term ones. They mix documents, people, companies and authorities in often elaborate storylines in which it is easy to get lost. Difficulties understanding the content may lead to losing the audience for extremely important reporting, despite the journalist’s best intentions to make it clear and well-explained. Read more »


How journalists can measure and engage with their audiences: Sign up now for Knight Center’s new online course

There is a lot of content fighting for attention in today’s media ecosystem. That’s why it’s special when someone decides to land on your page, flip open your publication or view your program.

But how do you find out who those people are and figure out how to keep them coming back? How do you attract even more people so that your news organization’s reporting can reach more people in a more engaged way?

The next Big Online Course (BOC) from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will help you answer those questions. Read more »


Mexican journalist rescued after being abducted in the state of Veracruz

A Mexican journalist from Veracruz was rescued by members of the Secretariat of Public Security after being abducted on June 12.

Marco Miranda Cogco reported via Noticias A Tiempo, the Facebook news page which he founded, that he was making statements to the public prosecutor. He expressed thanks to God, his family, friends, fellow journalists and other supporters. Read more »


In Mexico, journalist is killed in Tabasco and a second reporter is abducted in Veracruz

A journalist was murdered on the night of June 11 in Tabasco, Mexico. Hours later, another journalist in the state of Veracruz was abducted, and his whereabouts are still unknown, as reported by Univision. Read more »


Community radio journalist focused on peace-related issues is killed in southern Colombia

Colombian journalist José Libardo Montenegro, of the community radio station Samaniego Estéreo, was killed on the night of June 11 in the municipality of Samaniego, in the department of Nariño, in the southern part of the country. Read more »


Knight Center publishes Membership Puzzle Project report, in Spanish and Portuguese, on member-driven movements

A unique report that provides lessons from member-driven movements so that news media can improve their own financial models is now available to more journalists, media executives and scholars after its publication in Spanish and Portuguese.

“Membership in New & Beyond: What Media Can Learn from Other Member-Driven Movements,” can be downloaded for free in Spanish and Portuguese, thanks to the work of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and the Membership Puzzle Project. Read more »


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