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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:

Newsrooms should be embracing automated fact-checking, ISOJ audience hears

By Valerie Eiseler

One idea that permeated this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) conference is that automation in journalism is no longer a thing for the future. It’s here and working right now, declared chair and presenter Bill Adair on April 12.  Read more »


Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela selected as JSK international fellows

Journalists from Brazil and Venezuela are among the seven international media professionals selected to receive the John S. Knight (JSK) Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University in the U.S. for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Natalia Mazotte, executive director of the Open Knowledge Foundation in São Paulo, Brazil, is the Knight Latin American Fellow. Read more »


Mexican journalist under federal protection mechanism survives shooting in Oaxaca

A Mexican journalist receiving protection from the government is alive after being shot twice in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »


U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February. Read more »


Mexican radio journalist killed in the state of Sonora is fourth journalist killed in country this year

*This story has been updated to include statements and information from the Committee to Protect Journalists as well as statements from the Inter American Press Association.

Journalist and radio host Santiago Barroso was killed in the doorway to his home in the Mexican state of Sonora on the night of March 15. Read more »


German journalist released after four months in detention in Venezuela

*This story has been updated to include that Six is now back in Germany.

Venezuelan officials released German journalist Billy Six on March 15 after he spent four months in detention.

Six was given orders to present himself before the court every 15 days and cannot speak about the case to the media, according to freedom of expression organization Espacio Público. Read more »


Applications open for the 7th edition of the Gabo Awards, recognizing the best journalism in Ibero-America

The Foundation for New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI, for its initials in Spanish) opened applications for the 2019 Gabo Awards, which recognize the best journalistic works in Ibero-America. Read more »


U.S. immigration judge denies asylum to Mexican journalist for a second time

A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.

Judge Robert Hough denied the requests of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son on Feb. 28, 2019. The journalist’s lawyer has since filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Read more »


U.S. journalist to be deported after detention by military counterintelligence in Venezuela

This post has been updated to report Weddle's release and deportation.

U.S. journalist Cody Weddle is expected to be deported from Caracas, Venezuela after nearly 12 hours in detention with military counterintelligence. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist is accused in anti-terrorism court in his country after crossing border with Colombia

Venezuelan journalist Mario Peláez was released on March 3, four days after the National Guard detained him at the Colombia-Venezuela border and then handed him over to the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (Sebin, for its initials in Spanish), according to the National Union of Press Workers (SNTP) of Venezuela. Read more »


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