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Topic “environmental reporting”

Journalists fined and kept from entering occupied Belo Monte dam construction site in Brazil

Three journalists were ejected from a Brazilian construction site where indigenous protesters have paralyzed work on a dam in the Brazilian state of Pará on Friday, May 3, World Press Freedom Day. Two were removed from the site by nearly 100 national police officers and the third was fined roughly $500, according to the website Terra.  Read more »


Three Latin Americans named among the new Knight Fellows for International Journalism

Knight Fellows Gustavo Faleiros, Mariana Santos, Miguel Paz and Mariano Blejman.

Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics


Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


Latin American science journalists more upbeat about their profession than those in the U.S. and Europe, report says

Science journalists in Latin America and elsewhere in the developing world have a more positive outlook on their profession than their peers in the West, according to a new report. Read more »


Argentine reporter hospitalized after exposure to illegal crop dusting

An Argentine journalist said he should be admitted to a hospital after breathing an airborne pesticide fumigated in a field 50 meters outside the town center of Alberti, B Read more »


Law enforcement restricts news coverage of wildfires in Western part of United States

Authorities have restricted reporters trying to cover the massive wildfires burning in the Western part of the United States, and at least one photographer was "roughed up," handcuffed and accused of obstruction, prompting the Nevada newspaper where he works to prepare a formal complaint, reported the Associated Press. Read more »


Digital platform created by Knight International Journalism Fellow will use open data to monitor Amazon rainforest

There is already enough public data available to follow the destruction process of the largest rainforest in the world, but what is missing is a way to aggregate all of the available information and make it easier for the public to understand what is happening to the Amazon. Read more »


Argentine, Brazilian data journalists named Knight International Journalism fellows

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the newest recipients of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships. Among the fellowship recipients are Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli and Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros, both of whom will be focusing their fellowships on data journalism. Read more »


Venezuelan press groups criticize government "censorship" of reports on water contamination

Various Venezuelan press associations issued statements criticizing the court decision that ordered the media to publish a technical report supplying evidence for previous stories published about water contamination in the central region of the country. Read more »



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