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After surgery, photographer injured by police in Lima recovers hope of not losing his vision, but case generates controversy

After having undergone the first surgery to save the vision of his left eye, the doctors at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of Miami have given Marco “Atoq” Ramón, a Peruvian photographer with newspaper Perú.21, a hopeful prognosis.

However, the case has generated controversy in Lima, where Ramón’s family has asked for more financial support from Grupo El Comercio, where the young journalist worked as an intern, according to his sister, or as an employee, according to an editor. Read more »


Latin Americans can earn travel grants for workshop in Brazil on journalism and internet policies

Journalists from Latin American countries have until Feb. 3 to apply to attend a two-week workshop in São Paulo, Brazil on journalism and internet policies. InternetLab, which organizes the crash course, offers travel grants to cover the cost of lodging for journalists selected for the program. Read more »


Investigative journalists use digital tools to map massacres from the armed conflicts in Colombia

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Early in the morning of May 6, 1996, Gustavo Díaz, a merchant in the port of Turbo, in Urabá, Colombia, lost everything. His wife and two of his daughters were murdered and burned along with his grocery store at the hands of guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), in one of more than 2,000 massacres that have occurred in that country since 1982. Read more »


Crowdfunding campaign seeks to help a one-person newspaper in Brazilian Amazon stay alive

For almost thirty years, Lúcio Flávio Pinto has been the sole writer and editor of a unique and independent newspaper, which investigators and closely monitors in the powerful in Pará and the rest of Brazil’s Amazon region. His reporting made him a renowned and award-winning journalist around the globe, but also attracted threats and attacks. Read more »


Mexican journalists launch project documenting the impact of violence on women by reflecting on their own stories

In the 10 years of the violent Drug War in Mexico, journalists have rarely had the time to reflect on how the violence affects both them and the people around them. Read more »


Latin American journalists among winners of the King of Spain Awards

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay were among the winners of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards on Jan. 24 in its 34th edition, news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Spanish journalist deported ahead of protests in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities deported Spanish freelance journalist Aitor Sáez ahead of protests planned for Jan. 23, continuing a pattern of treatment towards international journalists prior to mass demonstrations. Read more »


Reports on school shooting in Mexico raise ethical debate between media, civil society and the State

Recent media coverage of a rare school shooting in Mexico has generated a large debate between the media, readers and the State, concerning the ethics of journalistic publication of reports with violent images. Read more »


Well-known Honduran journalist killed in coordinated attack in San Pedro Sula

This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.

Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »


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