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Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres among the winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards from IWMF

Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres will receive the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), which has been awarding women journalists who stand out for their “extraordinary bravery” since 1990.  Read more »


Study on digital journalism initiatives in Brazil shows little planning and revenue linked to advertising and content

A new research released on May 24 provides an overview of digital media outlets in Brazil, and shows that, among other features, these initiatives share an absence of previous major planning and a revenue still closely linked to advertising and content sales.

According to journalist and consultant in digital media, Sergio Lüdtke, author of the study, it is difficult to draw a "common thread" between the initiatives, but there are points of congruence. Read more »


Another possible kidnapping of journalists in Colombia; Catalina Botero stresses journalists’ role in dangerous areas

The security situation for the Colombian press seems to be getting worse in the midst of peace negotiations between the government and rebel groups in the country. Read more »


Spanish journalist disappears in area of Colombia controlled by rebel groups

The Spanish journalist Salud Hernández-Mora disappeared on Saturday May 21 at noon in the municipality of El Tarra, while investigating the eradication of illegal crops in the region of Catatumbo in the Colombian department of Norte de Santander, according to Reuters. Read more »


After harassing traditional media in Ecuador, Correa and his followers focus on digital media

The conflict that the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has with the majority of media in his country is no secret. Since approving the Organic Law of Communication (LOC by its initials in Spanish) in 2013, different national and international organizations have denounced its restrictions on freedom of speech and press freedoms in the country. Read more »


Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples asks to be recognized by the UN

At the 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations, Anselmo Xunic, president of Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural in Guatemala, asked the forum to recognize the new Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples. Read more »


Fundamedios’ “Tweetometer” monitors official discourse against the press in Ecuador

Through Twitter accounts of officials or public institutions in Ecuador, 1,384 Tweets with speech disparaging, discrediting or stigmatizing the press in the country were published between June 2012 and November 2015. Read more »


Mexican digital news site Aristegui Noticias recognized with Knight International Journalism Award

The investigative team at Mexican digital news site Aristegui Noticias has taken home yet another prize. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the team as one of the winners of the 2016 Knight International Journalism Awards. Read more »


CPJ launches secure digital platform to submit reports of attacks against journalists and press freedom

Using the SecureDrop system, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched a digital platform that journalists and other people around the world can use to share information with them or to report violations of press freedom. Read more »


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