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Journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, U.S. and Venezuela bring home Cabot Prizes from Columbia University

In honoring work that has “contributed to Inter-American understanding,” the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognized journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States and Venezuela. Read more »


Salvadoran journalist held in ICE detention for more than a year is released as he seeks asylum in U.S.

Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán was released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention on July 11 more than one year after his arrest while covering an immigration protest. Read more »


Review of Radio Televisión Martí says U.S. government-funded news service to Cuba disregards objective journalism for propaganda

*This story has been updated.

An independent report found that news shows offered on U.S. government-funded Radio Televisión Martí, which produces news for and about Cuba, were “peppered with bad journalism” as well as being “ineffective propaganda.Read more »


U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February. Read more »


U.S. immigration judge denies asylum to Mexican journalist for a second time

A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.

Judge Robert Hough denied the requests of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son on Feb. 28, 2019. The journalist’s lawyer has since filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Read more »


Journalist who fled El Salvador is temporarily safe from deportation from the U.S., but remains in ICE detention

A Salvadoran journalist who has been in detention in the U.S. for almost eight months received a temporary stay of removal while an Atlanta court considers his appeal. Read more »


Salvadoran journalist receives two week stay of deportation from U.S., but lawyers say it is "only a temporary reprieve"

Updated (Nov. 15, 2018): Manuel Durán Ortega, a Salvadoran journalist from Memphis, Tennessee, received a two week stay of deportation while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit considers his emergency motion for a stay, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reported.

The SPLC, which represents Durán along with organization Latino Memphis, stressed it was "only a temporary reprieve." Read more »


Pre-ISOJ seminar tackles issues facing journalists reporting on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border

Journalists from both sides of the border tackled modernization, fake news and corruption during the Bridging the Border seminar the day before the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on Thursday, April 20. Read more »


Fear of violence, lack of training, trauma fuel self-censorship in northern Mexico, study found


Northern Mexico has fallen into a state of fear creating a silenced media that is less willing to report crime and take on investigative pieces, according a recent University of Arizona study. Read more »


U.S. blogger, only journalist in prison in the Americas, sentenced to 90 days in prison


Alabama journalist Roger Shuler, founder of the blog Legal Schnauzer, was sentenced last week to 90 days for resisting arrest last October. Shuler is in jail without bond for contempt. His imprisonment makes him the only journalist behind bars in the Western hemisphere. Read more »


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