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Topic “Peru”

Peruvian journalists are criminally denounced by the government for allegedly revealing state secrets

The news team of the Sunday newscast Panorama was criminally charged by the Peruvian Defense Minister Jakke Valakivi after publishing a official secret documents that allegedly show evidence of embezzlement of resources of the Army Intelligence Service. Read more »


Peruvian and Argentinian news outlets take home international Data Journalism Awards

News outlets in Peru and Argentina took home prizes as part of the 2016 Data Journalism Awards given out on June 16 by the Global Editors Network (GEN). The awards recognize “outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.” Read more »


Data journalism site’s pioneering project provides real-time coverage of Peruvian presidential elections

In order to ensure a more transparent electoral process, on June 5, the Peruvian data journalism portal Convoca decided to carry out a project to provide readers, in real-time and from its own website, the results of the second round of elections for the country’s presidency. The news site also created a social media campaign where people could report irregularities in the voting process. Read more »


Media outlets from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Mexico and Peru nominated for international data journalism award

Investigative pieces using data journalism from media outlets in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Bolivia are nominated among finalists in various categories for the Data Journalism Awards 2016, which have been organized by the Global Editors Network (GEN) since 2011. Read more »


Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres among the winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards from IWMF

Peruvian journalist Mabel Cáceres will receive the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF), which has been awarding women journalists who stand out for their “extraordinary bravery” since 1990.  Read more »


Peruvian, Mexican and Colombian journalists take home Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards

Peruvian, Mexican and Colombian journalists received the Ortega y Gasset Journalism Awards from Spanish newspaper El País in Madrid on May 5. Read more »


Peruvian journalist sentenced for opinion column on World Press Freedom Day

Peruvian journalist Rafael Léon was sentenced for the crime of defamation on May 3, according to newspaper La República. Read more »


Latin American journalists investigating the Panama Papers suffer criticism and retaliation

While journalists in Ecuador who were part of the global journalistic investigation known as the Panama Papers are facing a “campaign of harassment” led by the country’s President Rafael Correa and his followers, in Peru and Panama, the most adverse reactions have come f Read more »


Peruvian media launch Perúleaks, a platform for submitting anonymous complaints

Joining the ranks of anonymous whistleblower platforms that have emerged around the world in recent years, eight media and nonprofit organizations have launched an online platform enabling Peruvian citizens to leak information to journalists.

Perúleaks, an "independent platform for citizen-leaked information and transparency," was launched on March 29 in Lima. The site provides a secure environment for sending evidence of crimes and offenses to be investigated by the participating organizations. Read more »


Three Latin American countries among deadliest for journalists in 2014

Paraguay, Brazil and Mexico placed in the top 20 deadliest countries for journalists in 2014, according to a special year-end report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

The database numbers provided by CPJ tally the deaths of journalists in which the motive for the killing was directly work-related.   Read more »


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