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Peruvian journalists file constitutional complaint for protection, say demands to reveal sources are “illegal"

Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti, director of IDL-Reporteros, and his colleague and cofounder Romina Mella, presented a constitutional complaint for protection before the Constitutional Court of the Superior Court of Justice of Lima, for the continuous and aggressive demands toward their news site. Read more »


Mexican journalist under government protection is killed in Quintana Roo within one month of colleague’s murder

*This story has been updated.

Rubén Pat Caiuch, director of Semanario Playa News, was shot and killed in the early morning of July 24 outside a bar in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Read more »


One in five Brazilians live in ‘news deserts,’ without newspapers, news sites and TV and radio stations

One in five Brazilians live in municipalities that do not have newspapers and local news sites or TV and radio stations. The "news deserts" correspond to just over half of the Brazilian municipalities, where 40 million people that are not served by local news coverage live. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists launch newsletter Soy Arepita to create intimate connections with readers and avoid censorship

Dariela Sosa felt a sense of urgency to document what was happening in her home country of Venezuela, as well as a moral duty to spread news from media daring to produce truthful and timely content. Read more »


Knight Center founder and Knight Foundation president among honorees inducted to NAHJ Hall of Fame

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) inducted Rosental Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, and Alberto Ibargüen, CEO of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, into its Hall of Fame Read more »


Wave of threats to journalists in Colombia awakens memory of years of violence against the press

Colombian journalism has not forgotten its darkest time, when due to drug trafficking and armed conflict, the country became one of the deadliest to practice this profession. In the country, 155 journalists have been killed by causes related to their work since 1977, according to the Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP). Read more »


Guatemalan Chancellor uses law meant to protect women to get judge to silence criticism from journalist

The Guatemalan Minister of Foreign Affairs used a law that protects women from violence to sue a critical journalist and get a judge to order him to refrain from publishing new articles related to her or even approaching the chancellor. Read more »


Second suspect captured in Colombia in connection with abduction of Ecuadorian journalists

The Attorney General’s Office of Ecuador announced the capture of “Cherry,” who they said is the alleged material author of the abduction of the journalistic team from Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio. Read more »


Argentinian and Brazilian journalists recognized with Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas

Two Argentinian and one Brazilian journalist are among the recipients of the 2018 Maria Moors Cabot Prize recognizing careers that further inter-American understanding.  Read more »


‘There is no learning without error’: Latin American journalists share mistakes made and lessons learned

To err is human – and unavoidable for any journalist. Any professional sincere enough with themself is able to admit that they’ve committed their fair share of mistakes throughout their career. And it is precisely the ability to embrace mistakes, to try to understand them and learn from them that can lead to making them less frequently. Read more »


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