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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:

Cabot Prizes honor journalists who contribute to Inter-American understanding; Nominations open now

Nominations are open for the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, the prestigious awards for reporting on Latin America and the Caribbean.

The prizes, founded in 1938 and administered by the trustees of Columbia University in New York City, recognize journalists, media executives or news organizations who have “made a sustained contribution to Inter-American understanding through their coverage of the Americas.” The Prizes Board also looks for journalists working for press freedom on the region, according to the awards site. Read more »


Radio host killed in Tabasco is second journalist murdered in Mexico this year

A veteran radio host was killed in the state of Tabasco in Mexico on Feb. 9, making him the second media professional murdered in the country this year. Read more »


Ibero-American journalists recognized with King of Spain Awards

Journalism from five Latin American countries were recognized with the King of Spain Awards, as announced by Spanish agency EFE and the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Read more »


Mexican president makes promise to widow of slain journalist Javier Valdez to support investigation into his murder

Days after witness testimony in a U.S. trial pointed to the sons of a Mexican drug lord for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told the reporter’s widow that the government will support the investigation into his killing.  Read more »


First journalist killed in Mexico in 2019 reported threats to his life and was under federal protection

A journalist who denounced receiving threats was found dead in Baja California Sur after having been reported as disappeared earlier in the day. Read more »


ICFJ opens nominations for the 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards

*This story has been updated with a new nomination deadline.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) put out a call for nominations for the 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards. Read more »


Argentinian women journalists report challenges with career advancement, professional development and discrimination

In Argentina, 72 percent of women journalists recently surveyed believe that women have less opportunities for growth than men in media companies. Seventy-seven percent believe that, in journalism, women do not earn the same amount as men for doing the same job. Read more »


Sentence upheld for former Paraguayan mayor convicted of instigating 2014 murder of Pablo Medina

There has been another advancement in the case of the 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.

An appeals chamber in the department of Canindeyú upheld the sentence of Vilmar “Neneco” Acosta Marques, a former mayor, who received 29 years in prison and 10 years of security measures for being the instigator of Medina’s murder, ABC Color reported. Read more »


Venezuela leads Latin America with the most journalists jailed because of their work, according to CPJ

Three journalists in Venezuela and a blogger in Brazil are among at least 251 journalists jailed around the world in relation to their work. Read more »


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