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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.

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.


Guatemala's Radio Journalists to Study Skills for Covering Disasters

Guatemalan radio journalists living in the region afflicted by Hurricane Stan last year will gather March 21-23 in the city of Quetzaltenango for a training about disaster reporting. The course will be led by Maria Martin, founder of GraciasVida Center for Media, and a member of the Austin forum on Journalism in the Americas, a project of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.


Resources and Story Ideas About Open Government Are Showcased During “Sunshine Week“

U.S. news organizations have held a national campaign, "Sunshine Week" (March 12–18), to inform the public about the importance of open government and the threats presented by increasing secrecy.

Several resources are available online to help journalists make the best use of laws governing open records, known in the U.S. as "sunshine laws."


Knight Center's Argentine Partner Expands International Programming

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA), a partner of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is conducting two international trainings for journalists in March 2006.


Investigative Journalism and the Internet Seminar in Quéretaro

The Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET) along with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will hold the seminar "Investigative Journalism and the Internet" in Querétaro, México, on February 25 and 26, 2005.


African Journalists Explore Knight Center's Latin American Programs

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas demonstrated its Latin American programs today to a group of 10 French-speaking African investigative journalists, as part of a visit to Austin and the University of Texas during their last stop of a three-week tour of the United States.


Editor Speaks of His Search for Justice in Crime Against Reporter

His death looked like a hiking accident. Philip True, the San Antonio Express-News correspondent in Mexico, set out in November 1998 on an excursion to the Sierra Madre mountain range, in the country's southwest, chasing the story of the Huichol Indians, one of the last secluded indigenous communities in Mexico.

He traveled along dangerous and irregular terrain, so it would have been easy for Mexican authorities to sustain that he was careless and fell off a cliff. But thanks to the determination of Robert Rivard, True's editor at the Express-News, another story of murder and impunity can be told.


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