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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:

Women journalists can apply for fellowships to cover stories on migration in Mexico and Honduras

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is calling on women journalists to apply for two opportunities that would help fund reporting.

As part of the second year of the Adelante Reporting Initiative, IWMF is taking two groups of women journalists to Mexico and Honduras in July to cover migration. The reporting fellowships will be based in Tijuana, Baja California and Tegucigalpa, respectively, according to the organization's release. Read more »


Chumel Torres brings the intersection of comedy and journalism to Latin America and delivers news with humor and intelligence

Chumel Torres is not a journalist.

Nevertheless, his comedy, which is based on commentary of news, culture and politics, is consumed by hundreds of thousands of Latin Americans. Read more »


Researchers conduct first-ever census for freelance journalists working in Spanish

Researchers have started a project they hope will provide, for the first time, a more comprehensive view of freelance journalists working.

The survey, located at CensoFreelance.Org, is intended for freelance journalists working, writing and publishing in Spanish in Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Hispanic media. It is open for the month of March. Read more »


Mexican police reporter who received death threats and survived attack on his life is killed in Guerrero

This story was updated to include new details from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) concerning protection measures offered to Pineda Birto and the investigation of his murder.

A Mexican police reporter who reported having received threats from organized crime was killed in the state of Guerrero on March 2. Read more »


Cuban journalist arrested, accused of enemy propaganda is free of charges

Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro was declared free of charges after being accused of enemy propaganda and being held for almost two days. Read more »


Cuban journalists arrested on way to cover award ceremony in Havana organized by pro-democracy groups

This article has been updated with details of the charges against Constantín Ferreiro, as well as statements from IAPA and the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Relations.

Cuban journalist Henry Constantín Ferreiro has been accused of the crime of enemy propaganda after being arrested on his way to cover a ceremony in remembrance of a late opposition politician, according to the Inter American Press Association (IAPA). Read more »


Ecuadoran journalist receives explosive device days before presidential election

Just days before Ecuador elects a new president, journalist Janet Hinostroza received an explosive device at her workplace.

Hinostroza, the host of ‘Los Desayunos de 24 Horas’ (24-Hour Breakfasts) and Noticiero 24 Horas (24-Hour Newscast), received an envelope at Teleamazonas headquarters on the morning of Feb. 16. Read more »


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