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Topic “investigative journalism”

7th International Conference on Investigative Journalism gets underway in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji in Portuguese) will begin on Thursday, July 12, its 7th International Conference on Investigative Journalism in the city of Sao Paulo. The conference continues through Saturday, July 14, and includes roundtables, panels, and workshops about such topics as online journalism, mega-sporting events, and elections. Read more »


VIDEO: Guatemala's Plaza Pública news site part of international trend of in-depth, independent online journalism

The online news site Plaza Pública (Public Square), created in early 2011 to bring a "more independent, less superficial" journalism to Guatemala, is aimed at exploring the relations between power and economy, and power and organized crime -- uncomfortable themes for the powers that be, said Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, the site's founder director, during an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Mexican investigative journalist receives courage award


Mexican journalist Ana Lilia Pérez was recognized with the Leipziger Medienpreis 2012 award for being a courageous investigative journalist, reported the newspaper Milenio.

Ana Lilia Pérez is author of the books “Camisas Azules Manos Negras (Blue Shirts Black Hands),” and “El Cártel Negro (The Black Sign),” exemplary journalistic work that reveals organized crime accomplices and schemes in Mexican politics. Read more »


10 years after investigative reporter Tim Lopes was killed, 2012 has become the most dangerous year for journalists in Brazil

Sunday, May 3, marked 10 years since the death of Brazilian investigative journalist Tim Lopes, who was tortured and killed while reporting on a favela, or slum, in Rio de Janeiro. A decade later, 2012 has become the most violent year for Brazilian journalists, according to the newspaper Estado de São Paulo. In just five months, four journalists have been killed for their work. Read more »


Brazilian journalists recommend useful tools for investigative reporting with data

In the making of investigative reports, journalists need to work with different sources, codes, and data of varying formats. Online, there are tools available for creating and manipulating databases, but the question is knowing which are the most useful for investigative journalism. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked this question to four Brazilian reporters. Read more »


Editors at Chilean TV channel resign over censorship of investigative report

Two editors from TV channel Canal 13 of Chile resigned, alleging censorship after they were told to stop working on a a controversial report about discrimination against domestic workers in the country, reported the news agency Emol and the Radio Universidad de Chile. Read more »


El Salvador's digital newspaper El Faro named 2012 Human Rights Award winner

The Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) has named El Salvador's online newspaper El Faro as one of the recipients of the 2012 Human Rights Awards, recognizing the site's investigative journalism that "shines a spotlight on corruption and organized crime," WOLA announced on Wednesday, May 9. Read more »


Argentine, Brazilian data journalists named Knight International Journalism fellows

The International Center For Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the newest recipients of the Knight International Journalism Fellowships. Among the fellowship recipients are Argentine journalist Sandra Crucianelli and Brazilian journalist Gustavo Faleiros, both of whom will be focusing their fellowships on data journalism. Read more »


New "Investigating Power" multimedia site pays tribute to 60 years of muckraking in the U.S.

Charles Lewis, former "60 Minutes" producer, founder of The Center for Public Integrity and founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C., noticed a disturbing trend in in-depth journalism: Between 1985 and 2012, the number of Pulitzer Prize entries for the public service category (awarded to The New York Times in 1972 for the Pentagon Papers and The Washington Post in 1973 for Watergate) dropped 42 percent from 122 to 71; explanatory journalism entries fell 40 percent from 181 to 109; and the entries in the investigative reporting category dropped 30 percent from 103 to 72. Read more »


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