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Topic “Latin America”

Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics


Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


Latin American media should work harder to prove its relevancy to the public, experts say

One of the challenges the media faces in its struggle for press freedom is communicating its relevancy to the public, according to some experts at the State of Press Freedom in Latin America forum that took place in Bogotá, Colombia on Tuesday, Jan. 22, reported the newspaper El Tiempo.   Read more »


Freedom of expression in Latin America is a priority for the U.S., says State Department

The U.S. government named freedom of expression one of three "specific challenges" in its strategy toward Latin America, along with energy resources and education, reported the news agency EFE. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta S. Jacobson gave the remarks at a press conference in Madrid, according to the agency.  Read more »


Media coverage on migration in the Americas booklet now available for download

What can be done to improve media coverage of international migration in the Americas? More than 50 journalists, specialists, and NGO representatives met in 2011, in Austin, TX, to discuss this issue. Read more »


Center for Investigative Reporting partners with Univision to produce videos for Spanish-speaking audiences

The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has partnered with Univision News to create investigative video stories aimed at Spanish speakers in the United States and Latin America, according to LA Observed. Read more »


More journalists killed in Latin America this year than any other region worldwide, report shows

During the first six months of 2012, 72 journalists were killed worldwide, a 33 percent increase over the same period the year before, according to a report published on Monday, July 2, by the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), a Swiss organization that monitors press freedom of press. Read more »


On World Refugee Day, press organizations highlight cases of journalists forced into exile

To mark World Refugee Day on Wednesday, June 20, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its latest report showing 57 journalists were forced into exile between June 1, 2011, and May 31, 2012. Most of the exiled journalists (seven) came from Somalia, and most (15) fled to the United States. More than half (58 percent) went into exile because of the threat of violence, and 46 percent were exiled because of the threat of imprisonment. Read more »


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