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Honduran Congress approves jail sentences for journalists who make justifications for terrorism

Journalists who make justifications for hate or incite terrorism publicly or through media could receive punishments of between four and eight years in prison, according to a recent reform to the antiterrorism law approved by the National Congress of Honduras.


Cuban journalists arrested on way to cover award ceremony in Havana organized by pro-democracy groups

This article has been updated with details of the charges against Constantín Ferreiro, as well as statements from IAPA and the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro has been accused of the crime of enemy propaganda after being arrested on his way to cover a ceremony in remembrance of a late opposition politician, according to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Read more »


Press freedom violations increase in Brazil by 65% in 2016, says Abert report

Although the number of murders of Brazilian journalists has dropped to only two cases in 2016, violations against the press have manifested in other ways. The annual report from the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Abert) reported that, compared to 2015, last year saw a 65.5 percent increase in cases of violations to freedom of expression. Read more »


New online course in Spanish on the international legal framework for freedom of expression will be offered in May

More than 3,000 judges and other justice system operators in Latin America have been trained in the last three years through the Spanish-language online course “International Legal Framework on freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists.” A new version of this course has just been announced and will be offered starting May 8, 2017. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Top editors of five U.S. metropolitan newspapers to discuss transition to digital-first

When a sniper opened fire during a protest in Dallas on July 7, The Dallas Morning News faced its first test as a digital-first newsroom.  Read more »


What would you do if you were president? Innovative journalists in Ecuador launch interactive game as part of election coverage

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Ecuador’s citizens went to the polls on Feb 19 to elect a new president who will face a variety of challenges, not least among them, the reduction of a steep fiscal deficit. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Check out the full program of Knight Center's global conference on online journalism; registration is open

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is proud to release the program for the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), which is taking place in Austin from April 21 to 22, 2017.

Registration is now open. Past symposia have filled up quickly so sign up as soon as possible. Read more »


Ecuadoran journalist receives explosive device days before presidential election

Just days before Ecuador elects a new president, journalist Janet Hinostroza received an explosive device at her workplace.

Hinostroza, the host of ‘Los Desayunos de 24 Horas’ (24-Hour Breakfasts) and Noticiero 24 Horas (24-Hour Newscast), received an envelope at Teleamazonas headquarters on the morning of Feb. 16. Read more »


Brazilian reporter detained in Venezuela said he was treated as a criminal for doing his job

Journalist Leandro Stoliar of Rede Record, who was detained in Venezuela while reporting on allegations of corruption, said he was treated "as a prisoner, a criminal" during the 30 hours he was detained. Stoliar said the press is not free to work in the country, where "information is a crime." Read more »


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