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Journalistic associations from seven Latin American countries form alliance to monitor freedom of expression in the region

United not only by cultural and geographical similarities, but also by the type of problems that their countries face politically, economically and socially, seven journalistic organizations have formed the Voces del Sur alliance to systematize the monitoring freedom of expression in their countries. Read more »


Just 18% of cases of murdered journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean have been reported as resolved: UNESCO

This post has been updated to include information on UNESCO's Observatory of Killed Journalists.

When the murders of journalists are not brought to justice in court, the result is not only injustice for those professionals and their families, but a greater threat to the colleagues they leave behind. Read more »


The journalistic crónica in times of social networks: Latin American media breathe new life into narrative journalism

From the Brazilian Euclides da Cunha to Peruvian Gabriela Wiener, to Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, Argentinean Leila Guerriero, Mexican Alma Guillermoprieto and dozens of other names, Latin America is home to great tellers of real stories that bring elements of literature to journalistic texts. Read more »


Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards announce 12 finalists in text, image, coverage and innovation

Journalistic projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Paraguay, Spain, the United States and Venezuela are among the 12 finalists for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Awards. Read more »


#ISOJ journal launches call for papers and the topic for next issue: 'Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas'

For the second year, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is making a call for papers for a special edition of its official academic journal #ISOJ that will be entirely dedicated to one topic. This time, the theme will be "Digital Media and Democracy in the Americas." Read more »


Journalist duo travels seven Latin American countries to tell the story of violence and murders in the region

* This post has been updated to include information about the team at Dromómanos.

For three years, journalists Alejandra Sánchez Inzunza and José Luis Pardo Veiras traveled more than 34,000 miles through 18 Latin American countries in a third-hand Volkswagen Pointer. Their objective: to tell the story of the region’s cocaine route. Read more »


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 »


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