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New data journalism project in Panama aims to promote culture of transparency in the country

Daily obstacles motivated Panamanian journalists Ana Graciela Méndez and Alfonso Grimaldo to create El Tabulario – a project, launched at the end of May, which collects, analyzes and disseminates public data with the aim of promoting transparency in the country. Read more »


Eight Latin American projects among finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards

*Editor's note: This story has been updated to include Postdata.club from Cuba as a finalist in the "Data journalism website of the year" category.

Eight projects from five Latin American countries– Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and Cuba– are among the finalists for the 2017 Data Journalism Awards. Read more »


Brazilian newspaper with majority print subscribers closes daily paper edition and increases profit margin

As of June 1, Gazeta do Povo, the newspaper with the largest circulation in the Brazilian state of Paraná, will no longer publish its daily print edition. The transition to a business model focused on digital mobile platforms is bold, considering the newspaper's audience: more than half of Gazeta's subscribers come from the print edition. Read more »


Brazil does not punish public servants who don't comply with access to information law, says Article 19

Civil servants who do not comply with the Law on Access to Information (LAI) in Brazil are not punished, according to a recent report from Article 19 Brazil, an NGO that defends freedom of expression and the right to information. The report was launched in celebration of the five-year law, which became effective on May 16. Read more »


Brazilian site Fiquem Sabendo celebrates 2nd anniversary with more than 1,000 requests under the information access law

Fiquem Sabendo, an independent data journalism website founded by Brazilian journalist Léo Arcoverde, celebrates its two year anniversary in May with hundreds of reports and more than one thousand applications to the Law for Access to Information.

The site, which specializes in producing articles with data obtained through the LAI, celebrates its anniversary in the same month that marks five years since the law’s implementation. The LAI came into force on May 16, 2012, and Fiquem Sabendo came online on May 26, 2015. Read more »


Beyond the news: Brazilian site innovates by investing in contextual and multidisciplinary journalism

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


Founded by a social scientist, an engineer and a journalist, Brazilian news site Nexo was born as a multidisciplinary venture, with the aim of innovating in the form and approach of information. The proposal: leave aside breaking coverage and bet on journalism of context, made by professionals from different areas, that explains the news through multimedia, interactive and data reports. Read more »


After protests, judge reverses ruling to access Brazilian blogger’s communications records

*This post was updated to clarify that the decision was to access communications records, not intercept communications. The translation of Guimarães' Tweet was also edited to better reflect the pronoun used. Read more »


Organizations launch collaborative site that compiles requests made through access to information law in Brazil

The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) and nonprofit Transparency Brazil launched the project Achados e Pedidos (Request and Found), which aims to be the country’s largest platform for requests and responses to the Law of Access to Information (LAI), as well as a tool to monitor compliance with the legislation. Read more »


"I'm going to miss the Amazon": Simon Romero of The New York Times, as he says goodbye to Latin America

The photos on Simon Romero’s Instagram account are microcosms of the places and people has has written about in the region for more than a decade. Read more »


Brazilian reporter detained in Venezuela said he was treated as a criminal for doing his job

Journalist Leandro Stoliar of Rede Record, who was detained in Venezuela while reporting on allegations of corruption, said he was treated "as a prisoner, a criminal" during the 30 hours he was detained. Stoliar said the press is not free to work in the country, where "information is a crime." Read more »


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