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Mastermind convicted in 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina

A Paraguayan court convicted a former mayor in the 2014 death of ABC Color regional correspondent Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.

On Dec. 14, Vilmar Acosta Marques, the former mayor of Ypejhú, was found guilty of being the instigator of the murders, according to EFE. The sentence will be announced on Dec. 19. The public prosecutor requested 40 years, consisting of 30 years in prison and 10 years of security measures. Read more »

Former Mexican journalist saved by emergency stay of deportation following denial of asylum request

A former Mexican journalist who waited eight years for an asylum hearing in the United States was saved by an emergency stay of deportation earlier this week shortly after officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed handcuffs on him and handed his lawyer a deportation order.

Speaking from an El Paso Processing Center, Emilio Gutiérrez Soto told the Knight Center on Dec. 13 that he felt “a sensation of greater stress still, of despair, of horror.” Read more »

Get to know your audience and learn to measure your success online with new MOOC in Spanish; Register now!

The amount of available data around who is visiting your website and what they are reading can be overwhelming. But knowing how to interpret this data can mean the difference between success or failure for your project.

Join the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and instructor Iván Adaime, executive vice president for digital at media company Impremedia, for a related Spanish-language online course, "How to measure your success online: Analytics for journalists." Read more »

Guatemala, Ecuador and Venezuela in CPJ's annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world

Three Latin American journalists appear on the Committee to Protect Journalist’s (CPJ) annual census of journalists imprisoned around the world. Guatemalan Jerson Antonio Xitumul Morales, Ecuadoran Enrique Rosales Ortega and Venezuelan Braulio Jatar are three of the 262 journalists imprisoned around the world, according to the census, which was published Dec. 13. Read more »

British journalist living in Ecuador is deported from Argentina

Freedom of expression advocates are looking for answers after a British journalist hoping to cover the World Trade Organization conference in Buenos Aires was deported from Argentina. At dawn on Dec. 8, Sally Burch was sent back to Quito, Ecuador where she works as executive-editor at Agencia Latinoamericana de Información. According to the Guardian, she was included on a list of 63 people banned from attending the conference from Dec. 10 to 13. Read more »

Research on media concentration in Uruguay reveals numerous cases that must be adapted to the communications law

Despite the approval of a new communications law in 2014, historic media concentration in the hands of a few economic groups persists in Uruguay, according to a recent investigation. Read more »

Investigative journalism critical to Puerto Rico's recovery in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

By Omar Rodríguez Ortiz*

On Oct. 3, the governor of Puerto Rico announced that 63 of 69 hospitals in the U.S. territory were “operational.” It was an unbelievable achievement since Hurricane Maria had made landfall almost two weeks prior as a Category 4 hurricane. Regardless, a local non-profit focused on investigative journalism sought to uncover the truth. Read more »

UN and IACHR rapporteurs charge Mexican government with providing effective protection for country’s journalists

In Mexico, journalists live under the terror of violence and although the government has created mechanisms to protect these professionals, impunity and insecurity continue in the country. These are some of the conclusions of David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression, and Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), after a one-week missio Read more »

Journalist duo travels seven Latin American countries to tell the story of violence and murders in the region

* This post has been updated to include information about the team at Dromómanos.

For three years, journalists Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and José Luis Pardo Veiras traveled more than 34,000 miles through 18 Latin American countries in a third-hand Volkswagen Pointer. Their objective: to tell the story of the region’s cocaine route. Read more »

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