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Employing satire to put politicians under the microscope is an important tool for international journalists on ISOJ panel

Satire as a journalistic tool is a serious business, especially for journalists around the world who do not have the protections afforded late night U.S. television hosts. Read more »


Colombian channel broadcasts video of Ecuadorian journalists abducted near the country’s border with Colombia

Two journalists with the Ecuadorian newspaper El Comercio and their driver, who authorities say were abducted on March 26 by FARC dissident groups, were shown alive in a video broadcast on Colombian station RCN. Read more »


Animal Político of Mexico and Univisión Noticias of U.S. among winners of Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards

Mexican and U.S. media outlets, as well as Spanish journalists and photographers, were announced as the winners of the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards from Spanish newspaper El País. Read more »


ISOJ panelists will dig deep into journalists’ use of tech tools such as AI, AR, blockchain and machine learning

A Saturday morning panel at the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism, taking place in Austin, Texas, April 13-14, promises to look behind the curtains of the next technological waves to buffet, if not enhance, journalism and news engagement. Read more »


Registration is closed for ISOJ 2018, but sessions will be livestreamed at isoj.org

We’ve reached capacity for the 19th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) and registration is now closed. Read more »


ISOJ panel to discuss different ways journalism is embracing audio to engage readers

More than a century after Guglielmo Marconi demonstrated the commercial potential of radio telegraph signals, audio is now seen as the latest platform that could improve engagement between news organizations and audiences, a topic to be tackled by a Saturday afternoon panel at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. Read more »


Two former policemen sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2015 murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez

Two former policemen found guilty of the 2015 murder of Veracruz journalist and activist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo were sentenced to 25 years in prison and the payment of about $18,000 in civil reparations, according to Animal Político. Read more »


Two detained in case of Haitian photojournalist who went missing in mid-March

Update (April 4): Haitian National Police (PNH, for its initials in French) said on April 4 that it has detained two people allegedly related to the disappearance of photojournalist Vladjimir Legagneur who was last seen on March 14.

According to Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner, Frantz Lerebours, spokesman for the PNH, said the two suspects had the photojournalist's cell phone. Read more »


Judicial case against three independent Cuban journalists has been provisionally archived

Cuban authorities provisionally shelved the case for the crime of "encroachment of legal capacity" against three journalists from the independent journalism site La Hora de Cuba, Henry Constantín Ferreiro, director of said media, reported on Facebook. Read more »


Paraguayan journalist asked to reveal her sources in case about audio that reveal alleged government corruption

For four hours, Paraguayan investigative journalist Mabel Rehnfeldt was questioned at the Prosecutor's Office, where she was summoned as a witness on March 22, in Asunción. Rehnfeldt attended the judicial process about filtered audios that she published on her radio program between November and December 2017 on ABC Cardinal radio. Read more »


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