With the goal of producing an investigative report and a public information database, Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público and international organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) have launched a project to monitor ownership of the most important media outlets in the Andean country. Read more »
Entrepreneurial journalism: sign up for free online course in Spanish on how to monetize and manage digital media
Faced with the crisis of the traditional newspaper industry and thanks to the opportunities offered by digital technologies, new media outlets proliferate on the internet. However, journalist-entrepreneurs face many challenges in their attempts to achieve financial sustainability with digital native media. Read more »
Researcher Olga Khrustaleva is looking for journalists and activists across Latin America to share their experiences with Internet censorship.
Her goal: to map types of Internet censorship in the region and to find out how journalists and activists are changing their behavior as a result. Read more »
Unprecedented training program from Brazilian newspaper Folha wants to attract retirees and professionals over 40
The goal of Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo’s new program to train people 40 years of age and older was to attract qualified professionals who were new to the market, either because of the economic crisis or because they were reaching retirement. Read more »
The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas published a special essay by Brazilian editor Ricardo Gandour that looks at the effects of digital fragmentation on news production and consumption. Read more »
Aurelio Cabrera Campos, director of weekly El Gráfico in the state of Puebla, was shot on the night of Sept. 14 while driving on the highway in Huauchinango.
The Directorate General for Personal Data Protection (DGPDP for its acronym in Spanish) of the Ministry of Justice dismissed Justice Javier Villa Stein’s complaint against Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público for publishing a report on his financial and real estate assets. Read more »
In a Sept. 14 judgment, the Council of the State of Colombia – the highest court that handles legal processes involving the state – found the Nation responsible for the murder of journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón Forero, which occurred on Aug. 13, 1999. Read more »
Chilean-Venezuelan journalist detained in Venezuela is transferred to new state; countries spar over detention
A Venezuelan journalist whose family has reported him as missing on two different occasions, has resurfaced in a detention center in Guárico state.
Braulio Jatar Alonso was first reported missing by his family on Sept. 3. It was later discovered that he was detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) on the island of Margarita and was subsequently charged with money laundering. Read more »
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The Latin American Network of Health Journalists arose as a personal initiative led by Fabiola Torres, a journalist of the Peruvian digital media outlet Ojo Público, with the aim of joining journalists interested in covering health issues in Latin America. Read more »