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Topic “investigative journalism”

Reports from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama win at the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism

Journalists from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama were winners at the 15th edition of the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its acronym in Spanish) and nonprofit Transparency International revealed the winners on Nov. 5 during the 2017 Latin American Conference for Investigative Journalism (COLPIN). Read more »


Convicted politicians and paradigm changes for journalists: effects of the global Lava Jato scandal

On July 12, a Brazilian federal judge sentenced former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva to nine and a half years in prison for corruption, obstruction of justice and money laundering in relation to the Lava Jato case, a corruption scheme in at least 12 countries involving several Brazilian companies and politicians in Latin America. Read more »


Journalists from 11 countries join efforts for website covering the Lava Jato corruption scandal

A political scandal that transcends borders, such as Operation Car Wash –the network of corruption and money laundering that originated in Brazil and involves politicians and businessmen from several countries– requires cross-border, collaborative and persistent journalistic work. Read more »


Mexican reporters create lab that offers scholarships to promote investigative journalism in their country

The “barrage” of censorship and pressure to which Mexican journalists have been exposed in recent years reminds reporter Alexandra Xanic of the 1990s. The dependence of the media on official advertising, reductions in newsrooms and the search by media outlets to “fill spaces,” mean that investigative journalism is increasingly forgotten, and the little that is done fails to have the impact it should. Read more »


Peruvian journalists release book of investigative research tools in the era of massive data

Update (Aug. 30, 2016): A digital version of "The Swiss Army Knife for Journalists" is now available online in Spanish and English. An interactive version in Spanish is also online. 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 »


After retiring from Brazilian newspaper Folha, renowned reporter Elvira Lobato releases first major independent investigation

A full-time reporter. That is how Elvira Lobato, one of the most award-winning and prestigious journalists in Brazil with 39 years dedicated to print journalism, described herself. Even after deciding to retire from Folha de São Paulo in 2011, where she was a special reporter and worked for 27 years, her “destiny” to investigate would not allow her to leave the field. Read more »


Former Argentine police officer accused of killing journalist in Buenos Aires 38 years ago finally captured in Brazil

The Brazilian Federal Police and Interpol captured one of the people accused of the murder of journalist and writer Rodolfo Walsh, who was killed in March 1977 during the last dictatorship in Argentina, according to newspaper Zero Hora. Read more »


Pro-government bloggers target female journalists in Trinidad and Tobago

Several female journalists in Trinidad and Tobago have been the targets of social media attacks in the past few months as a result of their investigations into suspicious behavior in the public administration. These attacks come months ahead of the general elections slated to take place in September. Read more »


Brazilian crowdfunding campaign "Ocupe a Pública" surpasses its goal and extends to 2016


Three days before the end of their crowdfunding campaign, Brazilian journalism nonprofit Pública, an investigative organization led by women, met its goal. The campaign “Ocupe A Pública”, launched on Jan. 21, aimed to collect $50,000 Brazilian reals  (around US $18,000) to fund 10 stories with themes chosen by reader-collaborators who will also be involved with their production. Read more »


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