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Brazilian and Mexican journalists' names inscribed on memorial at Washington freedom of expression museum

João Miranda do Carmo, of Brazil, and Marcos Hernández Bautista, of Mexico, were among the 14 individuals whose names were added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 5. Read more »


Journalist invites readers to 'catch the corrupt' with game inspired by Lava Jato scandal

Operation Car Wash, known as Lava Jato in Brazil and considered the biggest corruption case in that country’s history, has provoked the indignation of many citizens. For this reason, journalist Luiz André Alzer gave Brazilians the opportunity to seek "revenge" and punish corrupt politicians and businessmen through a card game he created that is inspired by real characters and situations of the scandal. Read more »


Paraguay says it will adopt mechanisms to protect journalists at risk

In response to allegations of 23 journalists injured during police repression of social protests in Paraguay, the government of that country announced the coming adoption of a security protocol for journalists at risk. Read more »


Uruguayan civil society goes to IACHR to ask the government to fully implement and enforce 2014 communication law

Civil society representatives from Uruguay called on their government to effectively implement the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services (SCA for its acronym in Spanish) and involve them in the development and implementation of the guidelines regulating it. Read more »


Special Rapporteur highlights best practices for jurisprudence on issues of freedom of expression in Latin America

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) documented the progress of jurisprudence on freedom of expression in the Americas in its recent report, “National Case Law on Freedom of Expression.” The report analyzes the time period from 2013 to 2016 in ten countries in the region. Read more »


Eight Latin American projects among finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards

*Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Postdata.club from Cuba as a finalist in the "Data journalism website of the year" category.

Eight projects from five Latin American countries– Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba– are among the finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards. Read more »


Latin Americans take home POY Latam awards for photographing life around the globe

Photographers from nine countries in Ibero-America were among the winners of the 2017 Pictures of the Year Latam (POY Latam) contest. The biennial competition awards excellence in documentary and artistic photography across Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States. This year, finalists from more than 1,900 entries were judged in Barcelona, Spain, and the winners were announced on May 27. Read more »


Venezuelan journalists covering daily demonstrations must guard against police, 'colectivos,' and protestors

May 26 marked 56 days of continuous protests against Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, during which journalists face aggression from police, armed collectives and protesters alike. Read more »


Director of Venezuelan news site placed under house arrest after almost nine months in jail

Chilean-Venezuelan journalist Braulio Jatar, who has been in jail since Sept. 3, 2016, has been released and is under house arrest. Read more »


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