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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:

Knight Center director among winners of 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize for coverage of the Americas

Professor Rosental Calmon Alves, founder and director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, is a recipient of the 2016 Maria Moors Cabot Prize, which recognizes outstanding reporting in the Americas “that has contributed to Inter­-American understanding.” Read more »


2016 Cabot Prize recognizes journalists for outstanding reporting, contributions to "Inter-American understanding"

This year’s winners of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for outstanding reporting on the Americas have communicated the stories of the continent’s residents to millions and have worked to further the practice and quality of journalism in the region. Read more »


Journalists from pioneering Salvadoran news site El Faro recognized with García Márquez Excellence Award

Journalists from the Salvadoran digital native news site El Faro, the oldest of its kind in Latin America, have been recognized with the Excellence Award from the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award.

The award, now in its fourth year, is given to journalists recognized for “independence, integrity and commitment to the ideals of public service of journalism,” according to the award website. Read more »


La Nación of Costa Rica claims state-owned bank withdrew official advertising because of critical coverage

Government officials have called for an investigation into claims made by one of Latin America’s most serious newspapers that the state-owned Banco Nacional of Costa Rica (BNCR) used official advertising against it. Read more »


Latin American journalists chronicle life on the continent in 200-word profiles as part of Somos Nosotros project

In little more than 200 words, journalists from across Latin America are telling the stories of their neighbors in highly descriptive snapshots rarely seen in traditional news stories. This is the project called Somos Nosotros. Read more »


Second journalist dies in Oaxaca, Mexico in the span of a week; he was hit by police patrol car

Salvador Olmos García, a 31-year-old community radio host, is dead after being run over by a police car in Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca on June 26. Read more »


Veteran Guatemalan journalist and news radio host killed by armed men

Journalist Álvaro Aceituno López, 65, was killed near his home in Coatepeque, Quetzaltenango in southwest Guatemala on June 25. He is the fifth journalist killed in Guatemala in the first six months of 2016, according to the Center for Informative Reports about Guatemala (Cerigua). Read more »


Journalist killed in Tamaulipas, Mexico is second journalist killed in that country in less than 24 hours

Less than 24 hours after the death of a journalist in Oaxaca, a reporter in Tamaulipas state has been killed by a group of armed men. She is the eighth journalist killed in Mexico this year.

On the morning of June 20, journalist and teacher Zamira Esther Bautista, 44, was shot while in her car outside of her home in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico. Read more »


Peruvian and Argentinian news outlets take home international Data Journalism Awards

News outlets in Peru and Argentina took home prizes as part of the 2016 Data Journalism Awards given out on June 16 by the Global Editors Network (GEN). The awards recognize “outstanding work in the field of data journalism worldwide.” Read more »


Colleagues urge authorities to investigate deaths of Guatemalan and Salvadoran journalists

(Editor's note: This post has been updated for clarification.)

In the span of a week, two respected journalists in Central America have died under mysterious circumstances. Journalists associations in Guatemala and El Salvador are calling on authorities to solve the deaths of television director Víctor Hugo Valdez and television producer Pedro Antonio Portillo, respectively. Read more »


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