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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:

Argentina’s La Nación is big winner at 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards

Media outlets from Argentina, Brazil, Peru and Colombia won at the 2019 Digital Media LATAM Awards given by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) in Rio de Janeiro on Nov. 12.

The awards "recognize news media companies and entitites affiliated with the news media industry within the region which have adopted digital media and mobile strategies as part of their total product offering to meet the major changes in how people consume news and information today." Read more »


Latin American media to get $4.4 million as part of Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Thirty winners in 10 Latin American countries were selected as part of the Google News Initiative Innovation Challenges for 2019 and together will receive about US $4.4 million to develop digital projects. Read more »


Critical radio host and wife killed in eastern Honduras

A radio host who was critical of local authorities was shot and killed in eastern Honduras on Oct. 31 by unknown individuals riding a motorcycle. Read more »


Pedro X. Molina uses cartoons to comment on the political and social realities of Nicaragua

The husband and wife team that sits as President and Vice President of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, are frequent subjects of cartoonist Pedro X. Molina’s pen. Read more »


Luz Mely Reyes of Efecto Cocuyo talks about ‘creating the new media system in Venezuela’ in midst of crisis and harassment

Twenty years ago, journalists could not have imagined the present situation for media in Venezuela, according to Luz Mely Reyes, director and co-founder of digital site Efecto Cocuyo. Read more »


Check out the women journalists working in Latin America who were honored as part of the IWMF #JournoHeroes campaign in 2019

This October, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked the journalism community to share some words about women journalists working in Latin America whom they admire. It was part of the third year of the #JournoHeroes campaign led by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF).  Read more »


Mexico and Brazil among countries with highest rates of impunity for crimes against journalists: CPJ

Mexico and Brazil are the only two Latin American nations among a ranking of the 13 countries globally where the killers of journalists most frequently are unpunished, according to the 2019 Global Impunity Index published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is set on fire during protests in South American country

The building that houses Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso was set on fire in the midst of protests that have left a total 11 dead in the South American country as of Oct. 21. Read more »


Cabot Prize winner Angela Kocherga thanks those who entrust her with their stories and 'risk their lives in search of justice'

For three decades, journalist Angela Kocherga’s reporting has traversed the border that bisects the U.S. and Mexico. The border is both workplace and home for the reporter who “lives on the edge of Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua.” Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Haiti amidst violent protests against country’s president

Reporter Néhémie Joseph of Radio Méga was found dead in his car on Oct. 10 in Mirebalais, Haiti, as reported by the Associated Press.

Joseph posted to Facebook in September that he was threatened by politicians who accused the journalist of inciting protests, the news agency said, adding that the motive for his murder is still unclear. Read more »


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