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Teresa Mioli, online content coordinator at the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is a journalist interested in press freedom, democratization, and investigative journalism in Latin America. She is dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of independent news media to the health of democracies. She produces journalistic work with the aim of helping people to make informed decisions about their lives and societies and wants to make sure other journalists are able to do the same. Follow her on Twitter @TeresaMioli.

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Recent Blog Posts:

Armed men abduct magazine director from bar in Morelos, Mexico

This story will be updated as more information is released.

A magazine in the state of Morelos is calling for the safe release of its director general after armed men abducted him from a bar in Cuernavaca, killing one person in the process.

Adrián Fernández Guerra, businessman and general director of Revista Perfil, was abducted from the bar México Lindo around 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 19 while celebrating his birthday, according to SinEmbargo. Read more »


Covering the 2020 U.S. election: Reporters from national media will discuss campaign trail challenges at the 21st ISOJ

Reporters on the front lines of election coverage face a myriad of new challenges created by digital media. They work hard to keep voters accurately informed at a time of information overload, disinformation, misinformation and distrust of the press. Read more »


First keynote speakers announced for ISOJ 2020: The Guardian’s editor-in-chief and The New York Times’ chairman

Both The Guardian and The New York Times have been celebrating important milestones of success in the last months, as global newspapers that have found success in the digital era. Their stories will help set the tone for the two days of the 21st ISOJ, the International Symposium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin from April 24 to 25, 2020. Read more »


Mexican radio host and manager found dead in Michoacán during first week of 2020

A radio host and manager in the Mexican state of Michoacán was found dead along a highway near the state of Guerrero. Read more »


Venezuelan photographer released after spending 16 months in military prison, but still faces charges

*This story has been updated.

Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6.

He must appear before the courts every eight days and cannot leave the country, according to the National Association of Journalists in Caracas.  Read more »


Almost 13,000 students enrolled in Knight Center data journalism course in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Students from the United States to Australia, from Colombia to Spain and from Brazil to Angola have taken part in the Knight Center’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered simultaneously in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

“Data Journalism and Visualization with Free Tools,” offered in association with Google News Initiative, attracted 12,785 people from 160 countries and was taught by a team of nine experts in the field. Read more »


Mexico leads globally as one of deadliest countries for journalists despite ‘historic low’ in killings around the world

Even as the number of journalists killed globally is at its lowest point in 17 years, Mexico continues to be the world’s second deadliest country for press professionals, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Journalists are jailed in Cuba, Honduras and Venezuela for their work, according to annual report from CPJ

Three journalists in Cuba, Honduras and Venezuela are among the 250 journalists jailed worldwide for their work, according to an annual special report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


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