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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:

Mastermind convicted in 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina

A Paraguayan court convicted a former mayor in the 2014 death of ABC Color regional correspondent Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.

On Dec. 14, Vilmar Acosta Marques, the former mayor of Ypejhú, was found guilty of being the instigator of the murders, according to EFE. The sentence will be announced on Dec. 19. The public prosecutor requested 40 years, consisting of 30 years in prison and 10 years of security measures. Read more »


Former Mexican journalist saved by emergency stay of deportation following denial of asylum request

A former Mexican journalist who waited eight years for an asylum hearing in the United States was saved by an emergency stay of deportation earlier this week shortly after officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed handcuffs on him and handed his lawyer a deportation order.

Speaking from an El Paso Processing Center, Emilio Gutiérrez Soto told the Knight Center on Dec. 13 that he felt “a sensation of greater stress still, of despair, of horror.” Read more »


Threatened Mexican reporter whose asylum claim was denied by U.S. now faces deportation

Fifteen U.S. journalist and freedom of expression organizations released a joint letter urging U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to “suspend efforts” to deport Emilio Gutiérrez, a former Mexican reporter who fled to the U.S. nine years ago out of fear for his life. Read more »


Salvadoran cameraman killed by alleged gang members outside church

A Salvadoran cameraman was repeatedly shot on the morning of Nov. 16 in Ilopango, a town less than 10 miles outside San Salvador. Read more »


Five years of Knight Center MOOCs: Impacting lives and careers of thousands of journalists around the world

“When I started the massive open online course (MOOC) ‘News video production for the internet’ offered by the Knight Center in the middle of 2016, I could never have imagined that it would end up taking me on a journey to Germany months later,” wrote Ramon Luz, a journalist from Montanha, Espírito Santo, Brazil. Read more »


Latin American journalists play pivotal role in Paradise Papers transnational investigation

This story has been updated with a quote from Borja Echevarria from Univision.

As with the Panama Papers, Latin American journalists played pivotal roles in the management, reporting and editing of the global investigation known as the Paradise Papers, a reporting project led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) that analyzes a trove of 13.4 million documents revealing details about the offshore activities of individuals and entities around the world. Read more »


Media professionals and freedom of expression advocates launch initiatives to fight impunity in crimes against journalists

Almost four years after the UN General Assembly declared Nov. 2 as the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI), the date has become a time for media professionals and freedom of expression groups in Latin America and the rest of the world to call attention to levels of violence and impunity affecting their colleagues. Read more »


Mexico and Brazil among countries with highest increases in impunity in journalists' murders over last decade: CPJ

Mexico and Brazil are among the countries that saw the highest increases in impunity ratings in cases of murders of journalists over the past 10 years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and its 10th Annual Global Impunity Index. Read more »


Colombian, Mexican and Salvadoran journalists and media outlets among nominees for RSF-TV5 Press Freedom Prize

Journalist advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) and TV5-Monde honored journalists and media outlets from Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador as nominees for their 2017 Press Freedom Prize. Read more »


Honduran cameraman who reported receiving threats is killed in Copán

A cameraman who reported receiving death threats was killed in western Honduras on Oct. 23.

Carlos Oveniel Lara (Facebook)

Carlos Oveniel Lara, a 23-year-old cameraman for Canal 12 Telemaya in Copán, was shot around 6 a.m. upon leaving for work, according to El Tiempo. Read more »


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