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Teresa Mioli's Blog


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:

Threatened reporter murdered in Veracruz is third journalist killed in Mexico this year

Journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, 42, was killed in the settlement of El Renacimiento in the city of Gutiérrez Zamora, Veracruz on March 21. Read more »

Ecuadoran government not financing Venezuelan international news channel Telesur

Ecuadoran Secretary of Communication Andrés Michelena confirmed that new President Lenin Moreno’s government is not contributing economically to multi-state owned cable news channel Telesur, newspaper La Hora reported. Read more »

Founder of longform journalism magazine in Brazil, João Moreira Salles advocates for more diversity in newsrooms

The Brazilian press needs to do more to create diverse newsrooms.

This was the message of João Moreira Salles, founder of the Rio de Janeiro-based magazine piauí, during a recent visit to the University of Texas at Austin. Read more »

Mexican authorities investigating criminal group and municipal official in murder of threatened YouTuber

Mexican blogger Pamela Montenegro was shot to death on Feb. 5 in a restaurant in Acapulco. Read more »

Executive director of Cuban press freedom organization goes missing amid threats against independent journalists

Raúl Velázquez, Cuban executive director of the Cuban Institute for Freedom of Expression and of the Press (ICLEP, for its initials in Spanish), has been missing for six days. Read more »

Colombian man sentenced to 58 years in jail for 2015 murder of radio director and wife

A Colombian judge sentenced Yean Arlex Buenaventura to 58 years and 3 months in jail for the 2015 murder of journalist Luis Peralta Cuellar and his wife, Sofía Quintero. According to the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), which represented the victims in court, this is the highest sentence ever handed down in the country for a crime against freedom of expression. Read more »

SembraMedia launches online school to help entrepreneurial journalists in Latin America and Spain

Latin American entrepreneurial journalists now have a new resource to help them run their digital media sites, focusing on education around everything from building a business model to creating better eating habits. Read more »

Authorities locate abandoned car of missing journalist in Oaxaca, Mexico

Authorities are looking for Mexican reporter Agustín Silva Vázquez who was last seen on Jan. 21 in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »

Colombian Inspector General will intervene in case before Supreme Court to protect journalists’ sources

Following widespread concern from journalists and press advocates after the Colombian Supreme Court ruled a media company must reveal communication with its sources, the country’s Inspector General said it would intervene in the case. Read more »

Mexican journalist killed in Nuevo Laredo just published a column on violence in country ahead of elections

A Mexican freelance journalist was killed in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the country’s border with the U.S., on the afternoon of Jan. 13. Read more »


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