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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:

Well-known Honduran journalist killed in coordinated attack in San Pedro Sula

This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.

Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »


Armando.info offers scholarship for international reporters investigating issues ignored by the media

Investigative journalism site Armando.info, which is based in Venezuela, is inviting journalists to propose stories on issues that are largely uncovered.

As part of the Reporting Projects Contest, the site will choose ten stories to receive a stipend of up to US $2,000 that will be published on Armando.info in 2017. Read more »


Dutch journalist jailed in Panama gets reduction in sentence and will be released

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein who is jailed in Panama on charges of criminal defamation will be released by the Panamanian president in the midst of an international campaign for his release, according to his supporters. Ornstein is on a list from the Ministry of Government of persons to receive a reduction of sentence from the President of Panama in the coming days. However, the announcement does not provide further details. Read more »


Radio reporter killed in Chihuahua, Mexico; main line of investigation is his work as a journalist

Radio reporter Jesus Adrián Rodríguez Samaniego, 41, was killed outside his home in Chihuahua, Mexico on the morning of Dec. 10.

According to La Silla Rota, the journalist was getting in his car to go to station Antena 102.5 FM to participate in his weekly slot as part of a commentator’s roundtable when two men in a car drove by and shot him multiple times. Read more »


Reports on executions, violence and trafficking take home the Latin American Investigative Journalism Award

The 14th Latin American Investigative Journalism Award honored works that uncovered extrajudicial executions in Mexico, violent conflicts over land and timber in Brazil and the trafficking of cultural heritage throughout the region. Read more »


Drug cartel orders attack against Mexican weekly Zeta, according to local authorities

Authorities informed Mexican weekly Zeta that a criminal group has ordered an attack on the publication after it published photos of alleged organized crime members on the cover of its Nov. 25 issue, according to Zeta.

Zeta reported on Nov. 28 that the Baja California Security Coordination Group informed them of the threat from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


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 »


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