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Silvia Higuera's Blog

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Silvia Higuera is a Colombian journalist who has written for the Knight Center since 2012. She has been interested in covering Latin American issues and human rights, especially the right to freedom of expression. She studied Social Communication and Journalism at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga (Colombia), and received her Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She worked with the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) under the Orlando Sierra fellowship during 2014. She also worked for the Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal and wrote for different magazines about local, economic and public order issues. Her work has also appeared in The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald of Miami. Email: silvia.knightcenter@gmail.com

Recent Blog Posts:

CPJ demands the Mexican government end a cycle of violence and impunity against the press

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries to practice journalism. This has been repeated in recent years by different organizations that defend freedom of the press both in the country and abroad. Read more »


ISOJ 2017: Bots and artificial intelligence arrive on the scene to help media engage with audiences

When it comes to including robots in journalism, the greatest fear revolves around how they will replace humans in their reporting. However, if there is something shared by speakers in the panel "Conversational journalism: how bots and artificial intelligence can get us there,” it’s that this technology was created to help journalists in their work and that they are reliant on humans to operate. Read more »


More than 1,700 judges and other justice operators already accepted for online course on freedom of expression

There are 1,738 magistrates, judges and other justice operators from Latin America who have been accepted to take part in the fifth edition of the course “International legal framework on freedom of expression, access to information and protection of journalists,” which will start May 8. Applications are still open for the course, which will be conducted in Spanish. Read more »


Journalists attacked during anti-government protests in Venezuela

The protests and the crises that followed the decision of the Venezuelan Supreme Court (TSJ) to suspend the powers of the National Assembly on Wednesday, March 29, have once again left the press in its most vulnerable position: security forces have assaulted reporters covering the protests, according to reports. Read more »


Mexican reporters create lab that offers scholarships to promote investigative journalism in their country

The “barrage” of censorship and pressure to which Mexican journalists have been exposed in recent years reminds reporter Alexandra Xanic of the 1990s. The dependence of the media on official advertising, reductions in newsrooms and the search by media outlets to “fill spaces,” mean that investigative journalism is increasingly forgotten, and the little that is done fails to have the impact it should. Read more »


Journalists from several countries create digital magazine to report on the world with a Latin American perspective

When two of six co-founding journalists of Revista Late met at the Festival for the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award in October 2016, they felt that their visions and expectations toward journalism would lead them to create something together. Read more »


CPJ presents report with recommendations to journalists and measures to improve their safety

Despite the fact that the security of journalists has become a matter of concern for international organizations such as the UN, which even proclaimed a day to encourage the fight against impunity in crimes against journalists, the statistics attacks against these professionals do not appear to be decreasing. Read more »


Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya denounces re-victimization in trial for her kidnapping, torture and sexual assault

Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima has testified 11 times before the authorities in her country about the crimes against her, including kidnapping, torture and sexual assault, in May 2000. Read more »


In Dominican Republic, journalists are killed in radio booth during live broadcast

A radio announcer and the director of a radio station in the Dominican Republic were killed on the morning of Feb. 14 in the city of San Pedro de Macorís. According to EFE, an armed man entered the location and began firing several times. However, local media pointed out that there could have been two male attackers. Read more »


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