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Storify: Panel participants suggest prevention and protection strategies for journalists

The last panel of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas discussed ways of helping journalists, bloggers and citizen journalists in hostile environments. The panel, moderated by Ricardo Uceda, resulted in several suggestions from the experts in the subject. This Storify compiles the tweets from the audience during the panel "Prevention and Protection Strategies." Read more »

Storify: Experts examine governments' protection mechanisms for journalists

On Tuesday, May 22, during the second panel of the second day of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, journalists presented on countries' mechanisms to protect journalists. Read more »

Journalists at 10th Austin Forum call for solidarity in face of endemic violence in Latin America

The fifth panel of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, moderated by Mónica González, director of the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER in Spanish) in Chile, discussed the "Endemic Violence Against Journalists and Media in Latin America" and the need for journalists to ally with NGOs, working in a long-term commitment. Read more »

The challenges of going digital: Brazilian editor discusses lessons learned from newspaper's iPad app

The Brazilian newspaper O Globo's recently launched iPad app "O Globo a Mais" is an afternoon publication that includes the highlights of the newspaper's printed version plus exclusive digital material. Read more »

The Catraca Livre blog: A citizen engagement initiative transforms into a news agency

Brazilian journalist Gilberto Dimenstein created the blog Catraca Livre (Open Turnstile) with the goal of informing the public about free or cheap cultural and social events in an effort to improve citizen engagement. "We noticed that there was a huge demand for this," he said. Read more »

Technological challenges for newsrooms debated at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

About 40 journalists, media executives, and academic researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal met in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 22, for the fifth annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Storify: ISOJ panel examines journalists' toolbox

This Storify captures just a few of the tweets coming from the first research panel on the first day of the 13th International Symposium on Online Journalism. The panel discussed journalism ethics, community engagement and the role of social media in the new digital era.

The panel included: Read more »

Top bird: Mexico's El Universal is the most followed newspaper on Twitter in Latin America

With more than one million followers, the Mexican newspaper El Universal has more Twitter followers than any other newspaper from among the top 100 dailies in Latin America, according to a website that ranks newspapers' popularity. Read more »


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