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Honduran special prosecutor for protection of journalists is left without mandate to investigate murders

The only office that exists in Honduras to investigative violence against journalists and protect this vulnerable group is the FEPRODDHH, but it has only five prosecutors – all based in Tegucigalpa – without assigned investigators and without legal jurisdiction to investigate murders or assassinations.

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Tips for a more responsible coverage of LGBTI+ issues in Brazil

The movement to give more focus and increase the visibility of LGBTI+ issues is important, but journalists must be careful not to reproduce misinformation or stigmatize groups that have historically been vulnerable and silenced. Camilla Figueiredo, co-founder of the independent, non-profit organization Agência Diadorim, in Brazil, talks about best practices in content production and in the search for specialized sources on the subject.

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Over 140 attacks on the press in two-week strike in Ecuador; organizations blame impunity and stigmatization of journalists

Attacks with stones, sticks, boiling liquids, threats, and hindrance to access information are some of the aggressions the press has experienced so far while covering the protests that began on June 13 in Ecuador.

O livro Índice Chapultepec de Liberdade de Expressão e Imprensa mostra a evolução dos indicadores de liberdade do exercício do jornalismo em 2019-2020 e 2020-2021. O poder Executivo aparece como o mais influente em situações desfavoráveis à imprensa nas Américas.

Executive Branch has the most negative influence on free speech in Latin America, according to Chapultepec Index

The Chapultepec Index of Freedom of Expression and Press shows the evolution of the indicators of freedom in the practice of journalism between 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. The Executive Branch appears to be most influential in unfavorable situations for the press in the Americas.

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Absence of the State increases risks for journalists in the Amazon region, where British reporter Dom Phillips was murdered

The murders of British journalist Dom Phillips and Brazilian Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira have drawn national and international attention to the Amazon region where the borders between Brazil, Peru, and Colombia meet. On the Brazilian side, the absence of the State and a strong presence of organized crime inhibit local journalists from reporting on illegal activities.

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Add mapping skills to your journalist toolkit with new online course from the Knight Center

Maps are a powerful visual tool for journalists to analyze geographical data, identify patterns, and make sense of an overwhelming amount of data. We’ll explore their practical application in our new course, “Hands-on Mapping for Journalists: How to use geographical data to improve your stories” which runs for four weeks from July 7 to Aug. 11, 2022. Registration is open now!

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Latin American journalists discuss best practices for covering the Amazon and climate change at Summit

The Amazon must be covered with a lot of preparation, including local voices, from diverse approaches and without falling into the trap of misinformation, according to participants of the First Amazon Summit on Journalism and Climate Change 2022, held June 9-11 in Ecuador.

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Prosecuting crimes against journalists in Latin America: the key to ending impunity

Across Latin America, governments have attempted different models to investigate and prosecute attacks against journalists. It is evident that there is no unified model for creating an office to investigate and prosecute crimes against journalists. Some countries have special prosecutors, while other countries have investigative units. Moreover, the results of their efforts are often difficult to track, according to experts.

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Network of fact-checking trainers created to bridge the training gap in Latin American universities

The Argentine organization Chequeado, with the support of Google News Initiative, invited news organizations Verificado (from Mexico), Colombia Check (from Colombia), Convoca and Ojo Público (both from Peru) to form a 'Latin American network of fact-checking trainers' and thus make up for the lack of fact-checking-oriented courses in university journalism curricula in Latin America.

A edição 2022 do Digital News Report do Instituto Reuters mostra que a aversão ao noticiário cresceu em todos os países e, em especial, na América Latina.

Proportion of Latin Americans who avoid the news increases, says Reuters Institute survey

Brazil is where a growing aversion to the news is worst, as 54% of Brazilians avoid the news, well above the world average of 38%. In Argentina, 46% now say they avoid news content. The other countries in the region surveyed were Chile (38%), Colombia (38%), Mexico (37%), and Peru (37%).

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Successful MOOC on entrepreneurial journalism wraps up after reaching 5,500 students; now available as self-directed course

Nearly 5,500 students from 59 countries seized the opportunity to learn how to start and sustain their own journalism ventures in a free online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, Ajor and SembraMedia. 

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Quinto Elemento Lab's training program seeks to train editors to protect their reporters and bring journalism closer to the public

The MasterLAB in Investigative Editing 2022 will provide training to nearly 20 journalists, mainly from Mexico, on tools and skills to conceive, organize, narrate, and produce investigative journalism, while monitoring the safety of their staff.