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Topic “Latin America”

New website Sin Etiquetas promotes homophobia-free journalism in Latin America

The newly launched Sin Etiquetas, or “No Labels,” is a website dedicated to promoting homophobia-free journalism across Latin America.

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RSF features 14 Latin American journalists in list of 100 Information Heroes

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) featured 14 journalists from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Peru in a list of 100 Information Heroes that the organization put together to highlight the work of journalists facing adverse circumstances around the globe and celebrate World Press Freedom Day, which takes place each year on May 3. Read more »

Mexican journalist Elena Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize

On Wednesday April 23, Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska received the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcalá in Henares, near Madrid, Spain, according to the newspaper El Universal. Read more »

During Ibero-American Colloquium, journalists discuss revenue diversification and differentiation strategies

 A group of journalists representing media from several Latin American countries presented the successes, obstacles and future plans of their organizations on April 6 at the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Brazil surpasses Mexico as country with most journalists killed in Latin America: RSF 2013 report

More than 20 years after the fall of the dictatorships and civil wars that dominated Latin America, the region continues to be marked by a strong retaliation against the press, according to Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) most recent annual index on the state of press freedom, which was published on Feb. 12. Read more »

Knight Center survey shows interest for investigative journalism in Latin America but lack of training in the field

Despite Latin American journalists' high interest in investigative journalism, there is a shortage of strong university-level programs to teach these skills and professional journalists consider that they do not have the resources in their newsrooms to conduct in-depth investigations, according to a recent survey conducted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Impunity, the biggest threat to freedom of expression in the region, IFEX report says

In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: "Faces and Traces of Freedom of Expression in Latin America and the Caribbean." The crimes -- most of which remain unsolved -- have turned impunity into the biggest threat to freedom of expression in the region. Read more »

Latin American journalists can now apply to business accelerator seeking to invest in new media projects

Journalists in Latin America seeking to start their own news sites can now apply to join the first class of Media Factory, a media business incubator that’s offering to invest $75,000 per team and mentor participants on how to run a successful publication. Read more »

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, U.S. among winners of 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian investigative reporter Mauro König, Colombian magazine Semana’s editor-in-chief Alejandro Rubino Santos and U.S. journalists Jon Lee Anderson and Donna DeCesare, both of whom have focused on covering Latin America for several decades, are the four journalists who will receive this year’s prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize. Read more »


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