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Supreme Court Minister prohibits investigation of journalist and guarantees source confidentiality in Brazil

Minister Gilmar Mendes of the Brazilian Supreme Court (STF, for its initials in Portuguese) granted an injunction that ensures that U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald cannot be investigated for divulging information or for keeping source confidentiality. Read more »


Journalistic foundation FNPI of Colombia changes its name to Fundación Gabo

After 24 years, the journalistic foundation founded by the Colombian journalist and nobel laureate for literature, Gabriel García Márquez, has changed its name. The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for the New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI, for its initials in Spanish) is now Fundación Gabo, or the Gabo Foundation, taking on the moniker used affectionately to refer to the icon. Read more »


On the eve of presidential elections in Bolivia, two fact-checking initiatives put a magnifying glass on political discourse

A message allegedly written by Bolivian President Evo Morales on his Twitter account congratulating drug traffickers Joaqín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán and Pablo Escobar on the occasion of Teacher’s Day on June 6 went viral in the country. Read more »


Threatened journalist killed in Veracruz, Mexico is the third reporter killed in country this week

*This story is developing and will be updated.

In a deadly week for the Mexican press, a third journalist has been killed in the country. Read more »


Journalist who received threats is second press professional killed in Mexico this week

A journalist and municipal employee was killed on the morning of Aug. 2 on a beach in the state of Guerrero.

Armed men shot Edgar Alberto Nava López, administrator of the Facebook news page La Verdad de Zihuatanejo, while he was on the beach with a group of children during a tourist activity, according to newspaper El Universal. Read more »


After attack on its offices, newspaper in Mexico stops print edition and refrains from covering police beat online

A newspaper in the northern state of Chihuahua in Mexico has temporarily stopped its print edition after an attack on its facilities.

El Monitor de Parral made the announcement via an editorial published on July 31 after it said its facilities and personnel “were victim of an aggression” at dawn earlier that day.

“We temporarily suspend our print edition in hopes of finding better conditions for journalistic work,” wrote the newspaper, located in Hidalgo de Parral. Read more »


Facebook Project calls together ten outlets from five Brazilian regions to foster local journalism and reach ‘news deserts’

A program from the Facebook Journalism Project that has passed through the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia arrived in Brazil on July 29 to strengthen local journalism in five regions of the country.

The Local News Accelerator selected ten Brazilian media outlets to participate in the 12-week training and mentorship program with experts, Facebook said on July 24. The program also provides financial support for each media outlet to develop a project focused on local journalism. Read more »


Puerto Rican investigative site that leaked chats, spurring protests and governor’s resignation, ‘never anticipated’ the outcome

“We have been super shocked, we are going to say so, as stunned by how everything was evolving. We were like, ‘wow.’ Very strong, very strong,” Carla Minet, executive director of the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI, for its acronym in Spanish) of Puerto Rico, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Peruvian journalist says she is being harassed in the courts following reporting on religious community

Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz is the target of a second lawsuit, this time for allegedly making false statements as a witness during the defamation trial against her colleague Pedro Salinas. Read more »


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