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SembraMedia launches online school to help entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America and Spain

Latin American entrepreneurial journalists now have a new resource to help them run their digital media sites, focusing on education around everything from building a business model to creating better eating habits. Read more »


Vice President of Colombian Supreme Court criticizes ruling that requires a newspaper to reveal its news sources

A member of the Colombian Supreme Court expressed his disagreement with the ruling of his court’s Civil Chamber that upholds a decision forcing media company Publicaciones Semana to reveal the sources behind one of its publications’ articles.


Abraji activates Tim Lopes Program to Protect Journalists to investigate murder of radio host in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) announced on Jan. 24 that members of the organization will investigate the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza Lopes, who was shot dead on Jan. 17 in the city of Edealina, in the state of Goiás. Read more »


Office of the Special Rapporteur of IACHR suggests adapting existing jurisprudence on freedom of expression to the digital age

Given that new forms of communication –such as social networks, platforms and digital news sites, among others– pose new challenges to the exercise and defense of the right to freedom of expression, a recent study by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) ) suggests reviewing the jurisprudence of the Inter-American Human Rights System in that regard. Read more »


Registration is now open for ISOJ 2018

*Registration for ISOJ 2018 is now closed. However, you can follow along via live streaming at isoj.org and on Facebook and YouTube. Read more »


Lessons in innovation from Salvadoran site El Faro start with a focus on quality journalism

For El Faro, to see reports by its journalists published on the cover of the prestigious New York Times or on Univision's homepage is a recognition of its almost 20-year-long bet on investigative journalism and quality online information made from the small Central American country of El Salvador. Read more »


Authorities locate abandoned car of missing journalist in Oaxaca, Mexico

Authorities are looking for Mexican reporter Agustín Silva Vázquez who was last seen on Jan. 21 in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »


Colombian and Brazilian print newspapers most popular on Twitter in Latin America


By Ethan Elkins*

Digital and social media activity continues to increase throughout the world, and Latin America is no exception. Read more »


Join the revolution in conversational journalism: Register now for ‘Building Bots for Journalism,’ a free online course

With so many distribution platforms for news, news companies are looking for ways to reach consumers in more personal and immediate ways. Enter the somewhat unexpected answer: the bot.

Bots have been a buzzword for journalists in recent years because of their abilities to reach readers on platforms consumers are already using on a daily basis: SMS text, Amazon Alexa, Google Home or Facebook Messenger. Read more »


Two journalists killed in Brazil in the span of two days

Seven months after the last recorded murder in Brazil in which a journalist was killed in retaliation for their work, the country saw two murders of journalists in just two days. Read more »


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