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Supreme Court decision maintains judicial censorship of Brazilian blog

A decision by the Federal Supreme Court of Brazil (STF for its acronym in Portuguese) maintained the censorship of the blog of carioca journalist Marcelo Auler. Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes denied the continuation of a complaint filed by the journalist, who requested an injunction to suspend a sentence that prevents the publication of two of his reports. Read more »


Five years of Knight Center MOOCs: Impacting lives and careers of thousands of journalists around the world

“When I started the massive open online course (MOOC) ‘News video production for the internet’ offered by the Knight Center in the middle of 2016, I could never have imagined that it would end up taking me on a journey to Germany months later,” wrote Ramon Luz, a journalist from Montanha, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Read more »


In investigating the past, journalists rewrite collective memory of human rights violations in Latin America

Everyone wants to be masters of memory and omission, wrote French historian Jacques Le Goff in the early 1980s, about the disputes between different social groups for the collective memory of a society. In studying the relationship between communication and history, Brazilian communicator Marialva Barbosa took up the idea of Le Goff to affirm that journalists are also "masters of memory," since on a daily basis they select and determine what should be remembered and what can be forgotten. Read more »


Inspiration, innovation and independence: Latin American organizations discuss collaborative journalism at festival in Brazil

At the beginning of the year, eight independent Brazilian journalism organizations started to think about how to stimulate a collaborative culture among independent journalism newsrooms in Brazil and Latin America. The result of this collective was Festival 3i, held in Rio de Janeiro from Nov. 11 to 12. Read more »


Latin American journalists play pivotal role in Paradise Papers transnational investigation

This story has been updated with a quote from Borja Echevarria from Univision.

As with the Panama Papers, Latin American journalists played pivotal roles in the management, reporting and editing of the global investigation known as the Paradise Papers, a reporting project led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that analyzes a trove of 13.4 million documents revealing details about the offshore activities of individuals and entities around the world. Read more »


Man suspected of drug trafficking sues Peruvian journalists and media outlets for defamation and asks for $210 million

Note: This story has been updated to include responses received from Óscar Castilla late the night of Nov. 8. Read more »


Reports from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama win at the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism

Journalists from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama were winners at the 15th edition of the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its acronym in Spanish) and nonprofit Transparency International revealed the winners on Nov. 5 during the 2017 Latin American Conference for Investigative Journalism (COLPIN). Read more »


Venezuelan journalist who went missing after publishing report on irregularities in prison is found alive

Update (Nov. 7): Journalist Jesús Medina was found alive the night of Nov. 6 on a highway between Caracas and La Guaira. The journalist was semi naked and had suffered severe blows to his face and body, El Nacional reported.  Read more »


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