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Jornal do Brasil, traditional daily in Rio de Janeiro, re-launched its print edition after 8 years as digital-only newspaper

In a move contrary to global trends in journalism, the traditional newspaper Jornal do Brasil (JB) returned to the newsstands on Feb. 25 after eight years after it closed its print edition and became a purely digital media outlet. Read more »


Journalists and civil society organizations in Ecuador create Democratic Group to reformulate communications law

Journalists, lawyers, academics and human rights activists from Ecuador have announced the formation of the Democratic Group for the Reforms of the Organic Law of Communication (LOC).


Winning students from 'Introduction to Programming' MOOC attend exclusive workshop at Google São Paulo

Fifteen journalists who participated in the online course "Introduction to Programming" were at Google offices in São Paulo on Feb. 19 for an exclusive Python workshop. They were able to deepen what they learned in the Knight Center course with instructors Pedro Burgos and Álvaro Justen. Read more »


Graphic artists from Latin America use comic journalism to communicate society’s problems

Germán Andino was in his teens when the gang war in Honduras began at the end of the 90s. He experienced first-hand, in his own neighborhood in Tegucigalpa, the increase in violence and he knew members of these criminal groups closely. Read more »


Press advocates warn that social networks and Honduran digital media could be censored if cybersecurity law is approved

The Honduran National Congress is discussing the approval of a law that aims to regulate activity and content on the internet, and would obligate website administrators to do the same. Read more »


'Election coverage in the digital age': Sign up now for Knight Center's next free online course in Spanish

Latin America is heading to the polls in 2018.

More than 350 million voters in the region will elect new presidents this year and that means big coverage plans and long hours for newsrooms across the Americas. But, recent elections in other parts of the world have shown that the expansion of technology also presents new challenges for journalists and news consumers in election years. Read more »


Brazilian deputy secretary of Embu das Artes accused by police in attack on journalist

The Brazilian Civil Police have accused Renato Oliveira, deputy secretary of Embu das Artes prefecture, in the São Paulo metropolitan region, of being the author of an attack against journalist Gabriel Barbosa da Silva, which occurred on Dec. 28, 2017. Read more »


Meredith Artley, Ben Smith & Marty Baron to serve as keynotes at this year’s ISOJ

At the 19th annual ISOJ we’ll hear from keynote speakers who are leading some of the country’s top news organizations. Read more »


ISOJ keynote panel to discuss & debate the question: Are newspapers in a post-advertising era?

This year’s ISOJ will kick off on Friday, April 13, with a keynote panel that will explore the question: Are we entering a post-advertising era in media? Read more »


IACHR urges the Venezuelan government to guarantee free exercise of journalism and publicly condemn violence against the press

Severe restrictions on freedom of expression that include censorship and closure of media outlets, assaults and attacks against journalists and criminalization of opinion contrary to the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, were documented by an annual report of the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The report specifically analyzed the situation of human rights in Venezuela during 2017. Read more »


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