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Latin American journalists from ten countries take home IAPA awards for Excellence in Journalism

Journalists from ten Latin American countries are among the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).

The awards, meant to “encourage excellence in journalism and defense of freedom of expression throughout the Americas,” were announced Aug. 18. Read more »


Peruvian judiciary decides in favor of journalist dismissed for refusing to read advertisements

The Peruvian Judiciary decided in favor of Perla Berríos in a lawsuit over harassment suffered by the journalist while working at the network Latina, magazine Caretas reported on Aug. 17.

According to the journalist, she was dismissed for refusing to read advertisements between news items, which also led to a period of harassment at work that was recognized by the Peruvian courts. Read more »


Latin American media outlets create partnerships with universities to produce journalistic content

The anchors are experienced journalists reporting national stories and interviewing the nation’s leaders for a professionally-produced television news program. Everything about the two-hour daily newscast from Peruvian newspaper Correo looks and operates like a professional newscast. Read more »


Lawyers back Honduran journalists against law that could violate freedom of expression

The Honduran Bar Association joined dozens of journalists who protested the morning of Aug. 16 outside the Supreme Court in Tegucigalpa to demand the repeal of Article 335-B of the Honduran Penal Code, which they consider to be contrary to freedom of expression. Read more »


International organizations view Mexican initiative #AgendaDePeriodistas with optimism

Almost a decade ago, Brazilian journalist Marcelo Moreira traveled to Mexico for the first time to participate in a working group to study the situation of journalists in that country, considered then and now the most dangerous place to practice journalism in Latin America. Read more »


Mexican radio journalist survives stabbing in Puebla

A Mexican radio journalist in the state of Puebla is recovering after an attack on his life.

On Aug. 15, Fredy Morales Salas was stabbed fifteen times and his throat was cut by intruders at his home in Venustiano Carranza in the Sierra Norte of Puebla near the state of Veracruz. Read more »


Chicas Poderosas organizes a series of workshops on design thinking to encourage media innovation in Brazil

International organization Chicas Poderosas is furthering its mission of joining women journalists and technology in today’s newsrooms with a series of design thinking workshops that will launch Aug. 22 in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »


Mexican initiative #AgendaDePeriodistas proposes combatting impunity and strengthening journalism as a profession

Valuing journalistic work in Mexico, ending impunity of attacks against journalists and strengthening the guild are the preliminary objectives of the participants of the working groups of the #AgendaDePeriodistas initiative, which seeks to create an organization and a working plan to combat violence against the press in that country.

In the first phase of the initiative during six working groups that were held in June in Mexico City, more than 500 participants made proposals of objectives to pursue. Journalists have since organized and worked on these proposals. Read more »


Man found guilty of murdering Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez in 2015

The first person has been found guilty for the murder of Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez who was killed in September 2015 while entering her workplace. Read more »


Prosecutor accuses former Peruvian Minister of the Interior of being co-author of murder of journalist in 1988

Daniel Urresti, former general and former Minister of the Interior during the government of Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, was accused by prosecutor Luis Landa of being the co-author of the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos. The prosecutor made this declaration during the current trial against Urresti and asked for 25 years in prison for the former general, newspaper La República reported. Read more »


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