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The Knight Center features stories about our courses, workshops, conferences, and e-books, as well as updates from the journalism organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean that were created or strengthened with our support. You can follow this content through our blog, newsletter, RSS feed, Facebook, Twitter, or by checking back here often.

Argentine Journalists Seek More Accountability from Kirchner Government

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA), the Knight Center's Argentine partner, has taken several recent steps to hold President Néstor Kirchner's administration accountable for its statements and actions related to journalism.


Brazilians Have Concluded Online Course: Investigative Coverage of Public Administration

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and its Brazilian partner organization, Abraji, have concluded the online course "Investigative Coverage of Public Administration," which began on Aug. 7, 2006.


Austin Forum Sparks New Ideas for Collaboration

Soccer fans crowded around TV sets this week to cheer seven teams from the Americas in World Cup rivalry. But the theme of collaboration still prevailed in Austin, Texas, where members of 23 journalism organizations from 13 countries in Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, and Europe gathered to plan collaborative projects for improving journalism in the Americas.

Knight Center Concludes Online Course in Spanish: Covering Elections

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has concluded its latest online course for Latin American journalists, Electoral Coverage and Democracy. The instructor, María Teresa Ronderos, is an internationally recognized Colombian journalist with a specialty in political science. The six-week course began June 27 and ended Aug. 7, 2006.


At U.N. Gathering, Knight Center's Mexican Partner Reports on Dangers to Journalists

Mexico's Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), a partner of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, briefed reporters about freedom of expression in Mexico at a news conference organized by the United Nations office in Mexico City.


Mexican Reporters, Editors Conclude Online Course: Mathematics and Electoral Coverage

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with Mexico's Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), concluded the online course, Mathematics and Electoral Coverage for Mexican Journalists. The course ended June 16, 2006.


Costa Rican Journalists and Knight Center Conduct Training Workshop in San Jose

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and a new organization of Costa Rican journalists conducted a workshop on Computer-Assisted Reporting for more than 20 journalists on April 28, 2006.


Paraguayan Journalists Inaugurate New Association

Paraguayan reporters and editors inaugurated the Paraguayan Journalists Forum (FOPEP), which will focus on improving the quality of journalism in the country. FOPEP, supported by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, was officially launched on April 27, 2006, during Journalists Week in Paraguay.


FOPEA Publishes Book to Promote Debate on Journalistic Ethics in Argentina

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA), a partner of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, recently published a study of journalistic ethics, which includes a blueprint for a professional code of conduct.


IAPA Meeting Draws Reactions from Journalists and Governments

The Inter American Press Association's mid-year meeting in Quito, Ecuador (March 17-20, 2006) generated many stories in the Latin America media about the situation of press freedom in Latin America and in specific countries. The Knight Center for Journalism has compiled links to several stories dealing with IAPA's report on press freedom and the response by national governments.


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