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Radio journalist killed in Haiti amid protests against the country's president

Journalist Pétion Rospide, a presenter for Radio sans fin, was shot while driving home from work on the night of June 10 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda released as part of controversial Amnesty Law

In the early hours of June 11, the director and the chief of information of Nicaragua’s 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda, were released after six months in prison. Read more »


Venezuelan Supreme Court orders news site La Patilla to pay politician US $5 million in moral damages

The Supreme Court of Venezuela sentenced news site La Patilla to pay US $5 million to the Maduro regime’s second-in-command, who sued it for republishing a story linking him to drug trafficking. Read more »


Innovative digital journalism projects in Latin America can get up to $250,000 from Google through new challenge

Latin American journalistic media will have the chance to get up to U.S. $250,000 in funding for their digital products through the Innovation Challenge, a program to promote digital journalism from Google News Initiative (GNI) that was just launched in the region. Read more »


Young Argentinian media outlet bets on membership model and reader participation to end 'information intoxication'

The amount of information created today by news media can be overwhelming for consumers. A one-year-old news site from Argentina was born to counteract this noise.

"We believe that there is a part of the audience in the digital environment that suffers from, what we call, a certain information intoxication," Chani Guyot, founder and director of the website Red/acción, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists make way into National Assembly after being denied access by national guard for one month

For the first time in one month, Venezuelan journalists forced their way into the building that houses the country’s National Assembly and called on the military to allow the press to cover upcoming sessions. Read more »


Journalistic projects from Brazil and Mexico take home prizes from the World Digital Media Awards

A Brazilian news site focusing on the country’s governmental institutions and a collaborative newsroom set up to fact-check the Mexican elections were among the winners of the 2019 World Digital Media Awards. Read more »


What is the Mexican media’s role in the midst of multiple murders and mayhem?


This text was originally published by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN). It was reposted here with permission.

By Elva Narcia*

At the end of January 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that violence in Mexico is worse than in Afghanistan. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist denounces lawmaker for alleged bribery attempt

A Paraguayan journalist for the newspaper ABC Color was sued for calumnia and defamation by a lawmaker who the reporter said participated in an attempt to bribe him so that he’d stop investigating a story. The journalist was investigating alleged irregularities in a recent bidding process that led to the hiring of a state contractor. Read more »


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