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IAPA General Assembly sees ‘disastrous’ period for Inter-American press in 2019

The 75th General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the past six months have been a “particularly disastrous” period for the press in the region, the organization said on Oct. 7. Read more »


Javier Darío Restrepo, professor of journalism and reference of journalistic ethics in Ibero-America, dies

The journalist, writer, teacher and professor of ethics of the Gabo Foundation, Javier Darío Restrepo, died on Oct. 6 in Bogotá, Colombia, at the age of 87. Read more »


Media outlets from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and U.S. bring home 2019 Gabo Awards

In a traditional ceremony that celebrates the best of Ibero-American journalism, the 2019 Gabo Awards were presented on the night of Oct. 3 during the Gabo Festival held in Medellín, Colombia. Read more »


Cuban journalist uses creativity to dig for information and maintain database for other media

Any journalist who ever made a report using their country's Law of Access to Information likely has a few complaints about protocols and difficulties imposed by the State in the disclosure of public information. Read more »


Independent journalists in Cuba demand an end to repression and call for press freedom

A group of 55 journalists, researchers, bloggers, activists, professors and others in Cuba have launched a petition demanding an end to repression against independent journalists and calling for guarantees for press freedom.

They call for “the cessation of repression against those who exercise freedoms of the press and expression in Cuba; the elimination of legal remedies that restrict and criminalize the exercise of such freedoms; the establishment of legal guarantees to exercise them which must include transparency and source protection laws; and the immediate release of [journalist] Roberto de Jesús Quiñones Haces.” Read more »


Argentinian and Cuban media win Online Journalism Awards for sports coverage, investigative journalism and explanatory reporting

Newspaper La Nación of Argentina and Cuban site El Toque were the only Latin American media outlets to be recognized at the 2019 Online Journalism Awards on Sept. 14. Read more »


Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers


As traditional media outlets made the move to digital, social networks became just as important for maintaining relationships and forming new ones with readers.

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies. Read more »


Honduran photojournalist wins James Foley Award from ONA for his work exploring the ‘complexities of conflict’ in Latin America

Honduran photojournalist and writer Tomas Ayuso is the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online Journalism Awards. Read more »


Team behind Netflix series ‘Tijuana’ aims to create global awareness of dangers faced by independent journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists with at least ten professionals killed this year alone. For many journalists in the country, especially those outside of Mexico City, physical and psychological dangers are a constant for the job.

“Tijuana,” a recent television series from Netflix and Univision, plunges into that reality to show an international audience what it means to practice independent journalism in Mexico. Read more »


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