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Consumption of news via social media grows in Venezuela in the midst of restrictions to traditional media

Given the various policies of the current Venezuelan government that restrict the free circulation of information in traditional media, social networks have become an alternative for news consumption among Venezuelans. This is according to a study commissioned by the human rights advocacy organization Espacio Público. Read more »


Colleagues urge authorities to investigate deaths of Guatemalan and Salvadoran journalists

(Editor's note: This post has been updated for clarification.)

In the span of a week, two respected journalists in Central America have died under mysterious circumstances. Journalists associations in Guatemala and El Salvador are calling on authorities to solve the deaths of television director Víctor Hugo Valdez and television producer Pedro Antonio Portillo, respectively. Read more »


Attacks on the press and restrictions to access of information increase as Venezuelan crisis worsens


In one of the most violent events for the press this year in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, at least 19 media workers were attacked while covering protests taking place on June 2, according to the human rights advocacy organization Espacio Público. Read more »


WhatsApp cancels accounts and blocks communication between Brazilian newspaper and 70,000 readers

The newspaper Extra from Rio de Janeiro is known internationally as a pioneer in the use of digital messaging platforms, especially WhatsApp, in order to communicate with thousands of its readers. However, Extra said that more than 70,000 of its readers who access their WhatsApp accounts have been hampered by the sudden cancellation of the newspaper’s numbers on the messaging platform because robots have identified them as possible spam. Read more »


Free online course "Introduction to News Design": Sign up now for new MOOC offered by Knight Center and SND

Good news design has the power to ensure that the stories into which journalists have invested hours of work catch the attention of their audiences. But knowing how to fill the blank pages can be a major challenge in the multimedia era where designers work with multiple platforms, from a variety of digital screens to the traditional print formats of magazines and newspapers. Read more »


Panama Papers: Mar Cabra, ICIJ's data editor, talks about challenges of analyzing 11 million documents

The Panama Papers, the biggest leak in journalism’s history, led to a global investigative effort joined by about 100 Latin American journalists who were able to untangle how fiscal paradises work. Read more »


Supreme Court determines that Ricardo Melo can return as CEO of Brazilian Communications Company

Journalist Ricardo Melo will be reappointed to the post of CEO of the Brazilian Communications Company (EBC for its acronym in Portuguese) after being removed more than two weeks ago by the country’s interim president. On Thursday, June 2, judge of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Dias Toffoli granted an injunction authorizing Melo to return to work. Read more »


Mexico allows broadcasts in indigenous languages following reform of the Telecommunications law


Starting June 2, broadcasters in Mexico may legally transmit information in any of the native languages of the country that are recognized as national languages, including indigenous languages. Read more »


Another journalist flees Bolivia as organizations denounce hostility against the press in the country

After two Bolivian government officials made statements against Carlos Valverde, the journalist decided to leave the country for what he considered threats against him, according to what he told newspaper El Deber. Read more »


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