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Topic “Latin America”

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 »


International experts discuss media concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean

From Nov. 18 to 19, international experts are meeting in Bogota, Colombia to discuss the situation of the media, legislation, ownership concentration and/or control and the impact on freedom of expression and the exercise of journalism. Read more »


Instagram account offers new lens on life in Latin America

From one day to the next, followers of the Instagram account Everyday Latin America can travel virtually from Paraguay to Costa Rica to Mexico and beyond. Read more »


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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