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Topic “independent journalism”

Executive director of Cuban press freedom organization goes missing amid threats against independent journalists

Raúl Velázquez, Cuban executive director of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and of the Press (ICLEP, for its initials in Spanish), has been missing for six days. Read more »


Inspiration, innovation and independence: Latin American organizations discuss collaborative journalism at festival in Brazil

At the beginning of the year, eight independent Brazilian journalism organizations started to think about how to stimulate a collaborative culture among independent journalism newsrooms in Brazil and Latin America. The result of this collective was Festival 3i, held in Rio de Janeiro from Nov. 11 to 12. Read more »


Cuban authorities detain 10 journalists covering effects of Hurricane Matthew

Update: In an editorial published on Oct. 16, the team at Cuban journalism site Periodismo de Barrio offered details about their detentions on Oct. 11 and 12 in the eastern province of Guantánamo where they had gone to cover the effects of Hurricane Matthew. They also addressed some criticisms of their work. Read more »


Bolivian journalists reject government's documentary that seeks to discredit independent journalism

A number of journalistic associations in Bolivia have protested against the creation of the documentary “El Cártel de la Mentira” (The Cartel of Lies), which was ordered by the Ministry of the President, led by Juan Ramón Quintana. Read more »


With short stories and artistic illustrations, a 1-year old Cuban online magazine innovates to cover water problems

Almost one year after its official launch, Cuban digital magazine Periodismo de Barrio decided to use the month of August, a time when Cubans traditionally take vacations, to publish an innovative project that explored a major natural resource through short stories and original illustrations. Read more »


Agência Pública announces cultural journalism center and map of independent journalism in Brazil

Agência Pública, a prime example of the independent media landscape in Brazil, has launched two innovations during the month of its five-year anniversary: a cultural center to support independent journalism and an unprecedented interactive map on new journalistic initiatives in the country. Read more »


Renowned Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos to lead OSF's independent journalism program

Award-winning Colombian journalist María Teresa Ronderos will be the new director of Open Society Foundations' Program on Independent Journalism. Each year, the program channels millions of dollars to support independent journalism projects around the world. Read more »


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