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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.

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.


Paraguayan Journalists Attended Knight Center Mathematics Workshop

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas conducted its second Paraguayan training workshop, Dec. 14-17, 2005, at American University in Asunción. Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli offered the course "Mathematics for Journalists: Learning to Undress the Numbers."


Online Feature Writing Course for Caribbean Reporters Ends

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the Association for Caribbean Media Workers, concluded its five-week online feature writing course with reporters in the Caribbean.


Knight Center Concludes Spanish-Language Course: Mathematics and Electoral Coverage

To prepare journalists to cover presidential elections scheduled for eight Latin American countries this year, and regional and state elections in several other nations, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is organizing several online courses that focus on electoral coverage.


Organizations Dedicated to Journalism in the Americas Create a Network

AUSTIN -- Representatives of 23 journalism organizations from 11 countries gathered Feb. 12-13, 2004, for the Second Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas. Participants took part in a training session to strengthen the capacities of their organizations, and proposed creating a permanent network dedicated to improving journalism throughout the hemisphere.

Forum Focuses on Journalism Training in the Americas

Journalists, journalism trainers, and advocates for independent media from throughout the Americas gathered at the first annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas on Feb. 14-15, 2003, and discussed ways to collaborate and expand the reach of their work.

Members of a broad spectrum of groups committed to fighting for press freedoms and improving journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean attended the forum hosted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

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