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Armando.info, recognized by the Cabot Prize, seeks to build great archive of corruption and human rights violations in Venezuela

The year 2014 undoubtedly set the stage for the current situation in Venezuela. In that year, there were massive protests that began in February and lasted until June, with a balance of 43 people killed, 878 wounded and 3,306 detained, including opposition leader Leopoldo López, according to information obtained by the Inter-American Commission on Rights Human (IACHR). Read more »


Cabot Prize winner Angela Kocherga thanks those who entrust her with their stories and 'risk their lives in search of justice'

For three decades, journalist Angela Kocherga’s reporting has traversed the border that bisects the U.S. and Mexico. The border is both workplace and home for the reporter who “lives on the edge of Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua.” Read more »


With coffee and conversation, Efecto Cocuyo seeks to improve coverage of Venezuelan migration in the Americas

In Venezuela, the light coffee taken mid-morning or mid-afternoon to create space for conversation or relaxation is called a guayoyo. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist Boris Muñoz wins Cabot Prize and says Latin American journalism is living its best moment

To this day, after 30 plus years in a successful career, Venezuelan journalist Boris Muñoz still wonders if he should not have followed in his mother's footsteps and studied medicine. Inspired by his poet father, who was published in the Venezuelan press, he studied social communication. A wise decision, it turns out, as he was recognized this year by the Maria Moors Cabot Prize, announced in July. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Haiti amidst violent protests against country’s president

Reporter Néhémie Joseph of Radio Méga was found dead in his car on Oct. 10 in Mirebalais, Haiti, as reported by the Associated Press.

Joseph posted to Facebook in September that he was threatened by politicians who accused the journalist of inciting protests, the news agency said, adding that the motive for his murder is still unclear. Read more »


IAPA General Assembly sees ‘disastrous’ period for Inter-American press in 2019

The 75th General Assembly of the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the past six months have been a “particularly disastrous” period for the press in the region, the organization said on Oct. 7. Read more »


‘We are a profession that has had to organize to resist,’ Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, Maria Moors Cabot Prize winner

She is a promoter and leader of collaborative projects. In one of those projects she investigated the 2010 execution of 72 mostly Central American migrants, and the forced disappearance of hundreds more, by drug traffickers and police in the deadly Mexican state of Tamaulipas. Her reporting revealed the hidden tragedy of massive disappearances in Mexico and exposed a vast number of clandestine mass graves in the country,” Columbia University said of Marcela Turati. Read more »


Apply now for fellowships at U.S. universities and take time to develop your own reporting project or research idea

Each year, journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean take advantage of fellowship opportunities in the U.S. to explore independent reporting projects, research ideas or tackle big problems in the industry.

They are among the fellows spending weeks, months or an academic year at higher education institutions across the country. Read more »


Man sentenced to 14 years in prison for involvement in murder of Brazilian radio host

A popular jury sentenced a man to 14 years in prison for involvement in the murder of radio journalist Jefferson Pureza, who died on Jan. 17, 2018 in the city of Edealina, in the state of Goiás, central-western Brazil. Read more »


Javier Darío Restrepo, professor of journalism and reference of journalistic ethics in Ibero-America, dies

The journalist, writer, teacher and professor of ethics of the Gabo Foundation, Javier Darío Restrepo, died on Oct. 6 in Bogotá, Colombia, at the age of 87. Read more »


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