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Assistant to police reporter killed in Guanajuato, Mexico

Juan Carlos Hernández Ríos, 29, was shot dead upon arriving at his home on the night of Sept. 5 in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. The killers were two unknown men who, according to the neighbors, had been waiting for him for hours. Hernández died in the hospital, reported Mexican site Sin Embargo. Read more »


Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award announces the "40 best works of Ibero-America"

The jury for the Gabriel García Márquez (GGM) Journalism Awards announced the “40 best journalistic works of Ibero-America” on Sept. 7 as part of the contests fifth year. There were 1,383 entries in the categories Text, Image, Coverage and Innovation. Read more »


Salvadoran media outlets El Faro and Revista Factum threatened for publishing about alleged police death squad

In the week since Revista Factum published a report about the alleged existence of a death squad inside the Salvadoran police, they have received death threats, been targeted by smear campaigns and received attacks trying to take down their website. Read more »


Researchers launch atlas to map local journalism and “news deserts” in Brazil

Concentrated in the São Paulo – Rio de Janeiro – Brasilia axis, a majority of the Brazilian media ultimately informs the entire population of the country about what happens in these places. But how are people who live in small and medium-sized cities informed about what is happening in their regions? Read more »


It’s time to apply! Here are the deadlines for U.S. fellowships for international journalists

Looking for some time away from the newsroom to pursue a special project? Want additional training on the newest digital tools to improve your reporting? Weeks- or months-long fellowships at U.S. universities or organizations can provide the time, money and resources you need.

Below are application deadlines (ordered by nearest date) for well-known fellowships that are open to journalists from around the world.

 

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Brazilian newspaper creates "war" section to cover violence in Rio and is criticized by security experts

"Mom, I can’t take this war anymore," a 10-year-old girl said in an audio interview published by newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro. The child is a resident of Manguinhos, a favela in the North Zone of the city with daily armed confrontations. Read more »


Brazilian initiatives seek to increase gender and racial diversity of journalistic sources

A series of initiatives that have emerged in Brazil in recent years have sought to increase the presence of women and experts of color as journalistic sources. The intention is to bring more diversity into the public debate and to transform the representation of these social groups in media, which mostly choose white men to be specialists and voices of authority in their stories. Read more »


Argentina’s The Bubble wants to spread English-language news model across Latin America

Many of the writers at Argentine digital news site The Bubble have spent time helping to fill the pages of the 140-year-old Buenos Aires Herald, Latin America’s oldest English-language newspaper. In recent years, both publications, The Bubble and The Herald, have worked from Buenos Aires to inform the country’s English-speaking community about politics, culture and the economy. But that’s where the similarities end. Read more »


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