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Topic “investigative journalism”

Rio de Janeiro to host major international investigative journalism conference in 2013

In October of 2013, Rio de Janeiro will host the International Congress of Investigative Journalism, one of the world's largest conferences on the topic, with roughly 1,200 journalists in attendance, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. Read more »

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho wins another international award for child sex investigation

Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who exposed a child prostitution ring, and Roberto Saviano, author of the book "Gomorrah," were awarded the Swedish Olof Palme 2011 prize, reported the Associated Press. Read more »

First ever international Data Journalism Awards accepting submissions

The first ever world-wide Data Journalism Awards, sponsored by Google and organized by the Global Editors Network and the European Journalism Center, is now accepting submissions for its international prizes honoring data-driven investigative journalism, data visualization and storytelling, and data-driven applications (mobile or web). Read more »

Online media leading "quiet revolution" in Colombia, new study notes

In its first study of online journalism in Colombia, the Consejo de Redacción, or Newsroom Council, (CdR in Spanish) looked at who is producing online journalism in this South American country and how. The report found that since Colombia first connected to the Internet on July 4, 1994, online media have become "the protagonists of a quiet revolution in Colombia." Read more »

Book on Felipe Calderón's presidency motivated death threats, says Argentine journalist

An Argentine journalist and her assistant both claimed to have received death threats since the beginning of November. The journalists believe the threats are motivated by the up-coming publication of a book investigating Mexican President Felipe Calderón's six-year term, reported Artículo 19. Read more »

Journalist Fernando Rodrigues says Brazil's new information access law is a leap toward a culture of transparency (Interview)

With President Dilma Rousseff's signature on Friday, Nov. 18, Brazil became the 89th country in the world to approve a freedom of information law, reported the Forum of Public Information Access. The law, which guarantees public access to government data and documents as well as private entities that receive public funding, will take effect in six months. Read more »

With a U.S. computer-assisted reporting specialist, learn in 90 minutes how to use spreadsheets to improve your reporting

In just 90 minutes, the latest webinar from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will teach journalists how to create spreadsheets, conduct basic mathematical formulas in Excel, and sort, graph and map data. For journalists working at online publications, or reporters who have always wanted to learn how to use databases in their reporting, or just for those wanting to brush up on their skills, there still is time to register for the webinar, "Using Spreadsheets to do High-Impact Stories." The webinar, conducted in Spanish, will be offered at 10 a.m. (Austin time) on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Read more »

Honduran reporters threatened after accusing police of killing university students

Honduran journalists covering police and judicial issues publicly denounced the National Police for threatening and harassing them because of their investigations into the killing of two students from the National University of Honduras, according to IFEX and C-Libre. Read more »


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