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Iberoamerican photographers recognized with POY Latam awards tell stories of their own communities and those across the globe

They depict Central American migration to the United States, dancers in an indigenous festival in Peru’s Sinakara Valley, the daily lives of Centennials in Colombia, women serving prison sentences in Venezuela, threats to ancient ruins as the city of Lima expands and environmental poisoning and its effects on Chileans.

The photos of journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal were recognized this year during the 2019 POY Latam Awards, founded in 2011 by Loup Langton and Pablo Corral Vega and held every two years. Read more »


We asked Latin American journalists why press freedom is important and this is what they said

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas wanted to celebrate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) by turning the tape recorder to journalists and press freedom advocates.

We wanted to know why these professionals thought press freedom was important. So we asked.

Here are their responses, which we are posting on social networks throughout May 3 to celebrate WPFD. Read more »


Investigative journalists from Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama join ranks of the ICIJ

Journalists from Nicaragua, Mexico and Panama are now among the 54 professionals from Latin America in the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

The ICIJ, the collaborative network behind investigations like the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, welcomed 18 new members on April 29. There are now 249 journalists in more than 90 countries in the group.

In Latin America, 19 countries are represented. Read more »


‘Lightning round’ at ISOJ focuses on funding for Latin American media, online harassment, spatial journalism and more

A “lightning round” of presentations at the 20th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) covered an array of developments from a new initiative to support Latin American journalists to the potential of location-based reporting. Read more »


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 »


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