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We are in the era of data, which holds seemingly limitless opportunities for finding and telling important stories.

But sorting through huge amounts of information, making sense of the numbers and statistics, and finding a way to communicate that data in an easily comprehensible manner is not easy if you do not know where to start. Read more »


Brazilian fact-checking agencies are targets of virtual attacks after partnering with Facebook against false news

Two Brazilian fact-checking agencies and their collaborators have been targeted by virtual attacks due to a newly launched partnership with Facebook against the spread of false news. Read more »


ICFJ releases journalism ethics manual for the digital era in Spanish

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) recently published a contemporary guide on the ethical principles that should govern today's journalism given the context of the digital media era. Read more »


Brazilian journalists launch project #OneByOne to tell the stories of murdered women in Pernambuco

In 2017, the State of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil had the third highest number of violent crimes in the country. Read more »


Demands for justice grow stronger on one-year anniversary of murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

The call for justice for Mexico’s journalists will not stop, despite years of violence and impunity that plagues the profession in that Latin American country. Read more »


Mexican radio and television journalist killed in Tabasco

Mexican journalist Juan Carlos Huerta was killed in Tabasco on the morning of May 15 in what appears to be a targeted hit. His death comes on the one-year anniversary of the murder of journalist Javier Valdez, calling attention to the grave violence being faced by the Mexican press. Read more »


How to cover elections without error: free online course in Portuguese offered by ANJ and Knight Center with Google support

More than 140 million Brazilians go to the polls this year to elect their representatives. Journalists who know how to analyze candidate’s data and election results and public opinion polls, and who can perceive what is of interest among voters, will lead electoral coverage. Read more »


Independent Nicaraguan press calls for end to repression of journalists in context of mass protests

A statement from independent Nicaraguan journalists condemning lethal violence on protesters and attacks on the press, and urging respect for press freedom from the government, has garnered signatures from 35 media outlets, four civil society organizations, 87 journalists and counting. Read more »


New documentary on violence against journalists in Mexico will be released on first anniversary of the murder of Javier Valdez

The film crew behind the latest documentary looking at violence against journalists in Mexico spent three years (2015-2017) working on the project. Three years which they say were the bloodiest for the country's press. Read more »


Article 19: politicians are suspected in 62% of cases of serious violations against communicators in Brazil in 2017

In Brazil in 2017 there were at least 27 serious violations against communicators, according to a report released on May 3 by the Brazilian branch of international organization Article 19, which is dedicated to the defense of freedom of expression. Read more »


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