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Topic “Latin America”

Latin American media outlets create partnerships with universities to produce journalistic content

The anchors are experienced journalists reporting national stories and interviewing the nation’s leaders for a professionally-produced television news program. Everything about the two-hour daily newscast from Peruvian newspaper Correo looks and operates like a professional newscast. Read more »


Latin American digital media sites grow and become profitable but suffer attacks, according to SembraMedia

Digital media sites are growing and many are becoming profitable — transforming, in every sense, the way journalism is made and consumed in Latin America. This was one of the most important findings of the study “Inflection Point,” that analyzed 100 digital media ventures from four Latin American countries, conducted by the organization SembraMediaRead more »


Community radio stations in Latin America discriminated against by law and its advocates face criminal convictions

While Latin American community radios have received greater recognition in their countries since the mid-2000s, they remain limited and discriminated against in practice and by law. Read more »


Does Latin America have "public media" or government media labeled "public"? (First article of a series)


In this first article of the series that will address public media in Latin America, researchers talked about the fundamental characteristics of a media system targeted to citizens and on its importance to the strengthening of democracy. Read more »


Death toll for Latin American journalists stands at 24 in the first six months of 2016


By Heloisa Aruth Sturm and Teresa Mioli

 

Twenty-four journalists were killed or died under unclear circumstances in Latin America in the first six months of 2016. Eight of these deaths were recorded just in the month of June.

More than half of the deaths registered this year occurred in only two countries: Mexico (9) and Guatemala (5). Homicides and deaths were also reported in Honduras (3), El Salvador (3), Brazil (2) and Venezuela (2). Perpetrators were identified in only five cases. Read more »


Latin American journalists chronicle life on the continent in 200-word profiles as part of Somos Nosotros project

In little more than 200 words, journalists from across Latin America are telling the stories of their neighbors in highly descriptive snapshots rarely seen in traditional news stories. This is the project called Somos Nosotros. Read more »


Transition to free-to-air digital television an opportunity to create regulations that promote pluralism: IACHR hearing

The new challenges to the implementation of free-to-air digital television in Latin American countries, and its impacts on freedom of expression in the region, were discussed on April 5 during the 157th Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). Read more »


96 Latin American journalists collaborate on The Panama Papers, a global investigative project


By Claudia Bueno, Teresa Mioli and Silvia Higuera

 

Nearly 100 journalists from 15 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean worked on the global investigation known as the Panama Papers that is making headlines across the world this week. Read more »


Proportion of women in Latin American newsrooms grows significantly, study shows

Despite low percentages of women in news reporting and presenting, Latin America has seen the most significant progress for gender equality in that field compared to other countries, according to a study of representation of women in the media around the world. Read more »


"Adelante," new training program covering Latin America, will benefit 270 journalists in the next five years; apply now

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) opened applications for its newest reporting initiative, Adelante (Moving Forward), a Latin America-focused program in which it seeks to train 270 journalists over the next five years. Read more »


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