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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:

Mexican journalist gets asylum hearing 8 years after fleeing to the U.S. out of fear for his life

Eight years after arriving in the United States, Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto finally got to tell his story to a judge who will decide whether he will be granted asylum in the U.S.

It has been almost a decade spent in a legal limbo, with numerous summonses and postponements.

Years separated from family and friends. Days spent gardening and cooking for strangers in an adopted home.

His son, who was just 15 when they arrived, is now 23. Emilio is 53. Read more »

GKillCity produces special interactive site and social media content ahead of Ecuador's presidential elections

When Ecuadorians head to the polls on Feb. 19, 2017, they will have eight candidates to choose from as a replacement for current President Rafael Correa, who will leave that office after 10 years.

The team at digital magazine GKillCity is hoping to provide them with enough articles and data to make an informed decision. For that reason, they’ve launched a mini-site specifically dedicated to the upcoming presidential elections. Read more »

Application deadline nears for Freedom of Expression Orlando Sierra Fellowship from the IACHR

The Office of the Special Rapporteur of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) is inviting journalists and lawyers to apply for the Freedom of Expression Orlando Sierra Fellowship.

The paid fellowship, which begins on Feb. 15, 2017, will last for 11 months in Washington D.C. Fellows assist the Special Rapporteur and monitor freedom of expression in the region. Read more »

Journalists reporting on Venezuelan crisis risk temporary and prolonged detentions

Covering protests, photographing food lines or taking video inside a hospital can be risky for journalists working in Venezuela today. Various reporters and photojournalists working in the country have been subjected to temporary and prolonged detentions in the process of carrying out their jobs in recent months. Read more »

On the Day of the Dead, Mexicans join the international fight against impunity in murders of journalists

November 2, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, first declared by the United Nations in 2013, coincides with the Day of the Dead, a cultural and religious event widely celebrated in Mexico. Read more »

English-language daily Buenos Aires Herald prints final daily edition after 140 years

The Buenos Aires Herald, Latin America’s oldest English-language daily newspaper, is transitioning to a weekly publication. Its last daily print edition was published on Oct. 26.

Like many around the world, the Herald’s print edition appears to be another victim of changes in news offerings and consumption, mainly among young people who want free, digital news. Read more »

Journalists targeted as Venezuelans take to the streets once again to protest government of Nicólas Maduro

Journalists covering mass protests against the Venezuelan government of President Nicólas Maduro fought to carry out their work despite restrictions in the form of government detentions, physical attacks and harassment during the Oct. 26 “Toma de Venezuela” (Taking of Venezuela). Read more »

Brazilian fact checkers join forces for live analysis of debate between mayoral candidates in Rio de Janeiro

Following the lead of other fact-checking collaborations in the region, four Brazilian fact-checking projects will harness their collective experiences and talents to analyze an upcoming debate between the two remaining candidates for mayor of Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Latin American journalists receive the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Awards at Columbia University in New York City

The Maria Moors Cabot Prizes for outstanding reporting on the Americas were formally awarded to Latin American journalists on Oct. 18 at a dinner and ceremony at Columbia University in New York.

The Cabot is the oldest international journalism award in the world, and in its 78-year history this was the first time that all awardees were journalists born in Latin America. Traditionally, the prize has been given to two Americans and two Latin Americans, although in the past, journalists from Canada, the United Kingdom and Spain have also been recognized. Read more »


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