Colombia dropped off the Committee to Protect Journalist’s (CPJ) 2015 Global Impunity Index that was released Oct. 8, leaving Mexico and Brazil as the sole Latin American countries in the list of the top 14 countries where murderers of journalists “go free.” Read more »
Festival remembers García Márquez's impact on journalism, showcases investigative successes of today’s reporters
By Jessica Diaz
Latin American journalists gathered in Colombia last week to commemorate Gabriel García Márquez’s impact on the profession and share how their reporting is fighting corruption in the region.
The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI for its acronym in Spanish) hosted a festival in Medellín from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1. The organization is based on García Márquez’s beliefs on journalism, according to FNPI Director Jaime Abello Banfi. Read more »
Government killed almost all independent media in Bolivia, says a journalist awarded with the Cabot Prize
Raúl Peñaranda has been the source of headaches for the powers that be since the start of his journalism career as a teenager in Bolivia. Back then, his subjects were teachers. Now, he focuses on the Bolivian government.
Peñaranda, who created independent media outlets Nueva Economía, La Época and Página Siete, was recognized this year by the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas. Read more »
By Martin do Nascimento
The "Basic Techniques of Data Journalism" course, offered by the Knight Center and the Brazilian National Association of Newspapers (ANJ for its acronym in Portuguese) with Google's support, ended last week and exceeded expectations for participation and project quality. Read more »
Motorcycle enthusiasts, cowboys, luxurious houses and the words of politicians and other public figures. These were the focus of journalistic projects recognized on Sept. 30 at the Festival Gabriel García Márquez in Medellín, Colombia. Read more »
Days after the Ecuadoran government shelved a process to dissolve a press freedom watchdog group in the country, the Associated Press (AP) reports that President Rafael Correa told the agency Latin American journalism in the worst in the world and a threat to democracy. Read more »
Veteran foreign correspondent Lucas Mendes left Brazil for the United States almost 50 years ago. Every week he discusses news about New York City, Washington D.C. and the rest of the world for Brazilians more than 4,000 miles away. For many, he is a link connecting the two biggest countries of the Americas. Read more »
Ecuadorian government shelves the dissolution process against NGO Fundamedios, but sends a "last warning"
The dissolution process against the Andean Foundation for Media Observation & Study, also known as Fundamedios, was shelved following notification from the National Communications Secretariat (Secom) to the NGO, Fundamedios reported on its Twitter account on Sept. 25.
"Thank you for all of your support and solidarity. Notification that the process against Fundamedios is shelved," the organization published in its account. Read more »