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Topic “Latin America”

Ten Latin American newspapers publish column that provoked lawsuit from Ecuadorian president


After the Colombian Association of Newspaper Editors and Media (Andiarios) decided to run the opinion column that prompted the libel lawsuit by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, newspapers all over Latin America decided to follow suit on Thursday, Feb. 23, reported the Ecuadorian newspaper El Universo, the daily being sued by Correa. Read more »


Journalists worldwide contending with violence, censorship and impunity, says annual CPJ report

Around the world, at least 46 journalists were killed for their work in 2011, and another 35 deaths are being investigated to determine whether they were journalism related, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) annual report documenting attacks on the press, reported the news agency AFP. Read more »


"Crackdowns" on journalists, violence lead to drop in global press freedom rankings for Chile, Brazil, and U.S.

Brazil, Chile and the United States tumbled dramatically in the 2011-2012 Press Freedom Index that Reporters Without Borders released Wednesday, Jan. 25. Brazil dropped 41 places to no. 99, Chile plummeted 47 places to no. 80, and the United States fell 27 spots to no. 47. Read more »


Citizens' reports: A guide to crowdsourcing websites in Latin America

From elections in Brazil to mapping power in Chile to a stand-in for Wikipedia in the United States, journalists throughout the Americas are using crowdsourcing to cover the news. The Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) noted that crowdsourcing, or turning to a large group of citizens to perform a task that normally would be done by an individual, has "become a popular method for citizen participation" that allows "users to report crimes anonymously...due in part to violence against witnesses and journalists." Read more »


Scholarship available for Spanish speakers seeking master's degree in journalism at U.S. university


The Carlos M. Castañeda Educational Foundation is accepting applications for a 2012-2013 scholarship for Spanish speakers seeking a graduate degree in journalism from a U.S. university. Applicants also should demonstrate a commitment to defending human rights, democracy, and press freedom. Read more »


Deadlines approaching for upcoming international journalism fellowships

Searching for ways to improve your journalism skills? Looking to get experience reporting abroad? The list of upcoming journalism fellowships for 2012 compiled by the International Center for Journalists might be exactly what you were looking for. Read more »


Last chance to apply for Knight Center course on using social media in the newsroom

There is still time to kick off your new year learning how to better use social media in the newsroom. Register by Thursday, Jan. 5, for an online course with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. The English-language course, “Social Media for Journalists,” runs Jan. 16-Feb. 12. Read more »


Thousands of Latin American and Caribbean journalists benefit from Knight Center programs in 2011

Online courses and webinars, workshops, conferences, e-books, a news blog and direct assistance to journalists' organizations have been offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas during 2011. Thousands of journalists from all Latin American countries and most of the Caribbean have benefited from this wide variety of programs. Read more »


IAPA calls for entries for 2012 Excellence in Journalism contest

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) now is accepting entries for its 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award contest. For the first time, the contest will include a multimedia coverage category to recognize works that "intelligently and creatively use different media (text, photography, audio, video, infographics) and social networks," IAPA said in a statement. Read more »



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