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Journalist killed in the State of Mexico had received threats for his reporting

*This story is developing and will be updated.

 

The body of journalist Nevith Condés Jaramillo was found in a home in the municipality of Tejupilco in the State of Mexico on the evening of Aug. 24. He suffered four stab wounds, Milenio reported. Read more »


Newspapers from Brazil’s Northeast form network to share content and strengthen regional journalism

If collaboration is natural and widespread among new native digital media, the same is not so simple for newspapers that were born on paper and developed within a culture of competition and rivalry.

However, amid the crisis that has shrunk readers, diminished ads, and cut teams, three newspapers in the Northeast of Brazil have joined forces to maintain the breadth of their coverage without incurring new costs. And at the same time, strengthen the region's journalism on the national scene. Read more »


Infobae joins Latin American media incorporating the position of gender editor in their newsrooms

A new role is emerging in newsrooms in Latin America and abroad as women’s movements like #NiUnaMenos and #MeToo take hold across the world. Read more »


Colombian media team up to fact-check regional elections through RedCheq network

Unlike other Latin American countries, Colombia does not have presidential elections this year, but it will elect local representatives such as governors, mayors and council representatives, among other positions, on Oct. 27. As in the presidential elections, regional campaigns may be affected by the spread of false information. Read more »


Colombia declares 1998 murder of journalist Nelson Carvajal a crime against humanity

Twenty-one years after Nelson Carvajal Carvajal was killed, the Attorney General's Office of Colombia declared the journalist’s murder a crime against humanity. Read more »


Colombian court decision worries organizations who say it could establish prior censorship of news media

A ruling by the Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Cali, Colombia, against the newspaper El País generated concern among press freedom organizations that believe it could set a precedent for prior censorship in the country. Read more »


Group of renowned Latin American journalists launch center for transnational investigative journalism

Five renowned journalists in Latin America just launched a new journalistic project that seeks to use collaborative investigative journalism to explain phenomena that cross borders in the region.

The Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP, for its acronym in Spanish), will tackle transnational issues like large-scale corruption and illegal or abusive practices. Read more »


Haitian journalist who received death threats survives shooting

Luckson Saint-Vil, a journalist for the site Loop Haiti, was on his way home in southern Haiti when his vehicle was shot multiple times. He survived.

“I got out of my vehicle to check if everything was fine because I heard an unusual noise. That’s when I heard some blasts. Fortunately, I had the reflex to lie on the ground. Moments later, I got up and saw no less than seven bullet holes on the vehicle,” the journalist told Le Nouvelliste. Read more »


Colombia remembers journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón 20 years after his death, which remains in impunity

It's been 20 years since the dawn of Aug. 13, 1999 when armed men murdered humorist and journalist Jaime Garzón Forero as he drove to the Radionet station in Bogotá. Read more »


Cuban journalist who fled the island seeks asylum in the U.S. from ICE detention center in California

*This story has been updated to include a comment from the RSF North America executive director

Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja had to leave his country because of the persecution he said he suffered from the government after fully publishing the statements of a state official that were inconvenient for the Cuban regime. Read more »


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