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Television journalist shot upon leaving station in coastal northern Honduras

José Arita, a journalist for Channel 12 in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, was killed just after leaving the station where he works.

The murder, which took place on the night of Nov. 25, involved four men who were waiting for the journalist and began to shoot at him, as the Associated Press reported, citing security spokesman Jair Meza Barahona.

Meza Barahona added that the murder could be related to Arita’s work, the news agency said. Read more »


An independent digital media outlet in Uruguay achieved financial sustainability in just one year, but growing is a risk

Achieving financial sustainability is quite a feat for a new digital journalistic media outlet, especially if it comes from a small country. That is why the case of the Uruguayan site Amenaza Roboto is remarkable. Within a year, the multimedia platform that covers science and technology produced in Latin America for a Spanish-speaking audience has paid all its bills. Read more »


Digital media from Venezuela launch collaborative journalism platform to join resources, investigate and circumvent censorship

To face the many challenges that currently exist in Venezuela, many journalistic media have found themselves in need of forming alliances to continue reporting and investigating. Read more »


Leaked messages allegedly show former Panamanian president tried to influence media coverage through executives

Messages leaked by an anonymous group allegedly show that former Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela (2014-2019) sustained an operation during his tenure to carry out online attacks on journalists critical of his administration, as well as pressure media executives to stop negative coverage of his government. Read more »


For digital sites Pacifista and Colombia2020, peace is the news in a country with a deep history of violence and conflict


By Nubia Rojas*

In 2014, two years after the government of then-Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and the former FARC guerrillas began a negotiation process that would end in the signing of an agreement between the parties in November 2016, the country saw the emergence of two media outlets focused on peace issues. Read more »


Spanish foundation that collaborates with the Latin American press seeks to change the narrative of migration stories

When addressing stories about migrants in journalism, "we have to stop talking about the path because that is killing us," Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón, general director of the Spanish journalism foundation and platform porCausa, told the Knight Center. Read more »


Alliance of 12 regional media outlets tackles big issues in Mexico

Soon before the “caravans” in Mexico were plastered across headlines internationally, a group of journalists spread throughout the country made a plan – the reporters would follow along with the refugees and migrants from the beginning to the end of their trip.  Read more »


Colombian journalist Claudia Duque renounces criminal proceedings in case for her psychological torture; denounces impunity

Considering that Colombia’s judiciary currently “constitutes a scenario of revictimization through the silencing, delay and verbal and legal attacks of defense lawyers and the accused,” journalist Claudia Julieta Duque announced that she will suspend her participation in the criminal proceedings in the case for her persecution and psychological torture. Her decision comes exactly 15 years after the crime took place. Read more »


Argentina’s La Nación is big winner at 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards

Media outlets from Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia won at the 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards given by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 12.

The awards "recognize news media companies and entitites affiliated with the news media industry within the region which have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today." Read more »


Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico take home 2019 ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American awards for investigative journalism

One of the biggest celebrations and recognitions of the best of investigative journalism in Latin America took place in the capital city of Mexico in November of this year.

The 2019 edition of the ‘Javier Valdez’ Latin American Prize for Investigative Journalism recognized journalists from Quinto Elemento Lab (Mexico), Globo TV (Brazil) and the Center for Investigative Journalism (CPI) of Puerto Rico, for excellence in journalism. Read more »


 


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