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Honduran journalist who previously received death threats had gun put to her head outside home

Journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez, a journalist from Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa, Honduras who has previously received death threats, said a man put a gun to her head as she arrived home in her car on Sept. 26. Read more »


Peru’s IDL-Reporteros wins Global Shining Light Award for investigative reports on corruption

In recent years, journalists at Peruvian investigative site IDL-Reporteros have dug into corruption scandals that implicated presidents, politicians and judges. Read more »


Nicaraguan editorial group closes El Nuevo Diario and two other newspapers due to economic difficulties

In a statement, the board of directors of newspaper El Nuevo Diario reported that it decided to discontinue its digital and print publication due to economic, technical and logistical difficulties that make its operation "unsustainable" after four decades of circulation. Read more »


181 journalists sign statement against harassment of female colleagues in Chile

After a journalist covering Chile’s recent national celebrations was the subject of unsolicited touching and kissing while on camera, 181 journalists signed a letter expressing their firm rejection of sexual harassment and discrimination against female journalists in the country.


Violence, blocking of newsprint and media monopolies threaten distribution of print media in Latin America: RSF report

A report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French) on obstacles to the distribution of print journalism in 90 countries highlighted Mexico as one of the “champions in obstructing the dissemination of newspapers and magazines.” Read more »


Cuban journalist detained in the United States receives asylum, but has yet to be released

Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González was granted asylum by a U.S. judge on Sept. 18 after spending five months in detention centers of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Washington Blade reported. However, the journalist has not yet been released. Read more »


Brazilian ministry denounces feminist magazine before public prosecutor for report on abortion

The Brazilian Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights (MMFDH, for its initials in Portuguese) sent a complaint to the São Paulo Public Prosecutor about a report published by the feminist magazine AzMina about abortion, considering that the article “may encourage the clandestine practice” of terminating pregnancy. Read more »


Associated Press photojournalist in Haiti is wounded after legislator fires gun outside Senate

Haitian photojournalist Dieu Nalio Chery was hit in the face by a bullet after a senator shot his gun in the country’s Senate yard on Sept. 23, as reported by the Miami Herald. Read more »


Learn to do data journalism and visualization using free tools in new trilingual MOOC; Register now

In its biggest and most thorough massive open online course (MOOC) to date, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has teamed up with nine experts to teach students how to produce compelling stories using data and visualization. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas promotes collaborative journalism to highlight underrepresented social issues in Latin American media

*This article was updated.

A collaborative journalism marathon that involved about 100 people in Argentina – almost all of them women – and resulted in 13 reports published in 12 media outlets is about to be repeated in Colombia and Mexico to bring to light social issues related to human rights and social justice. Read more »


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