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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:

Alberto Cairo joins Univision as visualization innovator-in-residence

 

Alberto Cairo, world-renowned infographics expert, is joining Univision Digital as the U.S. media company’s first visualization innovator-in-residence. He will keep his position as Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami School of Communication and will continue his long-time contributions to the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, where he has taught online courses for thousands of journalists from around the world. Read more »


U.S. Treasury accuses executive of Mexican newspapers of links to drug trafficking

The U.S. government has accused the executive of two Mexican newspapers of having links to the Los Cuinis drug trafficking organization. Read more »


Investigative journalist denounces worsening security situation for journalists in Mexico

“The Mexican government doesn’t care about the journalists,” investigative journalist Anabel Hernández recently told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

That is her conclusion when she looks at the seven murders of journalists in Mexico this year alone, the reigning impunity in cases of violence against journalists and the lack of protection for threatened journalists.

And she only sees the situation getting worse, for journalists and for society as a whole. Read more »


Radio host killed in Minas Gerais is 8th journalist killed in Brazil in 2015

Police are investigating the murder of radio host Luiz Manoel Souza, 48, who was killed on Dec. 7 in a rural area of Ubá after being shot by a group of men. The group, at least some of them driving in a truck, first confronted him as he was in his car. The men shot at his car and tires, forcing Souza to flee to a wooded area, which is when he was shot. Read more »


Venezuelan media platforms use crowdsourcing to monitor campaigns and elections

Venezuelan media and transparency advocates have launched platforms to ensure that voters in the Dec. 6 parliamentary elections have an outlet to report irregularities in the electoral process.

The website Guachimán Electoral (Election Watchman) launched on Nov. 13 and soon began accepting complaints from Venezuelan residents concerning violations of voting rights or election laws. Read more »


Two journalists killed in Brazil and Colombia; 3 journalists murdered in northeastern Brazil during Nov. 2015

As the end of the year nears, two more journalists were killed in Brazil and Colombia in the past week. Read more »


"Adelante," new training program covering Latin America, will benefit 270 journalists in the next five years; apply now

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) opened applications for its newest reporting initiative, Adelante (Moving Forward), a Latin America-focused program in which it seeks to train 270 journalists over the next five years. Read more »


Veteran radio journalist María Martin honored for 40 years in U.S. public radio and for training journalists in Latin America

Clouds covered Antigua, blocking the view of the city’s ever-present neighbor, the volcano known as Fuego. After two days of tremors and explosions in the colonial city, news reports said activity was slowing down.

Fuego’s eruptions have been constant over the past several years.

“It always reminds us that it is not sleeping,” said María Martin, a veteran radio journalist honored on Nov. 19 at the University of Texas at Austin for her forty years in public radio and many years of work in Latin America to train journalists. Read more »


Blogger killed in northeastern Brazil; second journalist murdered in country in less than a week

Two people on a motorcycle fatally shot 30-year-old Brazilian blogger Ítalo Eduardo Diniz Barros on Nov. 13 in Governador Nunes Freire in Maranhão state. A friend with Diniz was also shot, but survived, according to G1.

Military police confirmed that Diniz had received threats for publications made to his blog, G1 reported. Read more »


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