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Podcasts emerge to educate and empower Latin American communities about COVID-19


By José Luis Martínez*

While the pandemic becomes part of people’s daily lives all around the world, media outlets and individuals are creating podcasts to educate their communities about COVID-19. Podcast creators from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador and the United States are taking different creative approaches to personalizing their audio content around COVID-19 and explaining the pandemic in ways that are easier for audiences to understand. Read more »


Latin American women journalists march for equal rights and against gender violence

On International Women's Day, March 8, thousands of  women, including journalists, took to the streets in the main cities of Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Read more »


Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in Ibero-America opens applications for the 2020 edition

The 2020 edition of the course “International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists” opens applications to all magistrates, judges and judicial operators in Ibero-America. Read more »


IACHR report on corruption and human rights asks governments in the region to protect journalists

Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression. Read more »


Honduran photojournalist wins James Foley Award from ONA for his work exploring the ‘complexities of conflict’ in Latin America

Honduran photojournalist and writer Tomas Ayuso is the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online Journalism Awards. Read more »


Group of renowned Latin American journalists launch center for transnational investigative journalism

Five renowned journalists in Latin America just launched a new journalistic project that seeks to use collaborative investigative journalism to explain phenomena that cross borders in the region.

The Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP, for its acronym in Spanish), will tackle transnational issues like large-scale corruption and illegal or abusive practices. Read more »


Peruvian journalist launches first collaborative journalism platform on public health in Latin America

Salud con Lupa is the first platform in Latin America dedicated to collaborative journalism covering topics related to public health. Read more »


Solutions journalism spreads in Latin America as reporters focus on how citizens are solving the region’s problems

*This story has been updated to clarify a quote from Esquivel regarding the exploration of solutions journalism in Costa Rican newsrooms.

From northwestern Costa Rica, a small bilingual newspaper is using solutions journalism to tell stories of how residents are solving their communities’ problems. Read more »


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