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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:

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 »


Univision and Latin American journalists collaborate to fact-check final U.S. presidential debate

For Borja Echevarria, vice president and digital editor-in-chief at Univision, the way forward at the legacy media company involves collaboration and diversity. Read more »


Defamation case against Bolivian journalist terminated after he recants statement about President Morales

A Bolivian judge shelved legal proceedings against journalist Humberto Vacaflor that were started after President Evo Morales filed a case against the journalist for criminal defamation.


A Colombian on The New York Times Editorial Board: Ernesto Londoño is making his mark

In just two years as a member of The New York Times editorial board, Colombian journalist Ernesto Londoño has been part of projects that made history at the 165-year-old newspaper. Read more »


Nicaraguan magazine accuses the Army and Sandinista party of spying on and harassing its journalists

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of Nicaraguan magazine Confidencial, said his country’s Army is spying on his publication and employees. Read more »


Journalists can spend up to a year at American universities and be paid for it. Apply now for 2017 fellowships.

Every journalist has a research project they continually put on the backburner or a topic they simply do not have the time or resources to pursue. Fellowships provide excellent opportunities to devote time and attention to those endeavors.

Below are application deadlines for well-known fellowships based at U.S. universities that are open to journalists from around the world.

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships Read more »


Non-traditional media from Latin America and Spain win big at Gabriel García Márquez Festival

Digital sites from Latin America and Spain were recognized as the winners of the four main prizes handed out by the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award on Sept. 29 during the festival of the same name in Medellín, Colombia.

The GGM Award aims “to recognize and encourage the pursuit of excellence, innovation and ethical coherence by journalists and media outlets working in Spanish and Portuguese,” according to the prize website. Read more »


Cuba allows more space for criticism in journalism, but restrictions slow press freedom progress, says CPJ report

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a special report surveying the changing media landscape in Cuba and the obstacles still standing in the way of press freedom.

The organization published the report, “Connecting Cuba: More space for criticism but restrictions slow press freedom progress,” in Spanish and English on Sept. 28. Read more »


Digital rights organization wants to map internet censorship affecting Latin American journalists

Researcher Olga Khrustaleva is looking for journalists and activists across Latin America to share their experiences with Internet censorship.

Her goal: to map types of Internet censorship in the region and to find out how journalists and activists are changing their behavior as a result. Read more »


Two Mexican journalists killed in Puebla and Oaxaca

Aurelio Cabrera Campos, director of weekly El Gráfico in the state of Puebla, was shot on the night of Sept. 14 while driving on the highway in Huauchinango.

Authorities arrived at the scene after receiving an anonymous phone call, Proceso reported. Cabrera died hours later after being transferred to a hospital. Read more »


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