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Salvadoran duo combines ethnography and journalism in award-winning investigation on dangerous Moskitia region

In an almost untouched coastal jungle region in Honduras, packages of cocaine are thrown into the sea by ships that evade inspection. This real plot is reported in the series “Moskitia: The Honduran Jungle Drowning in Cocaine,” winner of the Ortega y Gasset award.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa.

Journalist and Nobel Peace laureate Maria Ressa to Latin American journalists: ‘You are not alone. Collaborate and ask for help’

Journalist and 2021 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Maria Ressa, who was attacked by an authoritarian regime for her critical journalism in the Philippines, said that the situation of harassment in which many journalists work today in Latin America is identical to what she experienced. In our 5 Questions section, she advises her Latin American colleagues to join forces, collaborate and seek support.

First Python Notebook: Data Analysis on Deadline

Enhance your data journalism skills with new advanced Python course

Learn Python programming skills to help you discover, create, and publish data-driven investigations efficiently and effectively in a new online course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. “First Python Notebook: Data Analysis on Deadline” runs from May 27 to June 23, 2024. Registration is open now for this paid course, with limited […]

Guatemalan court grants house arrest to journalist José Rubén Zamora, yet he remains in prison

On May 15, the Ninth Court of Criminal Sentencing in Guatemala granted a substitute measure of house arrest, without surveillance, to journalist Jose Rubén Zamora, as reported by Guatemalan media. However, the founder of elPeriódico remains in prison due to another case against him. "They offered for me to leave the country and I never […]

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‘An integral part of investigative journalism must be planning an effective defense of the investigation and journalism itself’: Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti

Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti is currently facing an investigation by the prosecutor's office for the alleged crime of bribery and his communications have been requested. Several organizations have said the case is retaliation for his journalistic work. Gorriti spoke with LJR about this investigation against him, his response to the attacks and even the lessons that he’s gained from this process.

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Central American editors discuss strategies for preserving wellbeing and safety of newsrooms in hostile environments

Directors of El Faro (El Salvador) and Confidencial (Nicaragua) pointed to risk assessment, complete trust between editors and reporters, legal defense and psychological support as fundamental elements to preserve the well-being and safety of their teams in the face of harassment, threats and criminalization.

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Underwater, Correio do Povo covers the human tragedy of the floods in southern Brazil

Newspaper Correio do Povo, based in Porto Alegre, Brazil, has covered Rio Grande do Sul for almost 130 years. The floods that devastated the state in the first week of May took over the newspaper's headquarters and the homes of its journalists. The publication and its staff are trying to maintain their commitment to journalism and inform their audience at the most critical moment in their history.

Illustration of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora with the theme of the Gabo Foundation's Recognition of Journalistic Excellence.

Gabo Foundation recognizes José Rubén Zamora for 30 years of courage and tenacity, awards him Recognition of Excellence

The Governing Council of the Gabo Foundation recognized Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora with its 2024 Recognition of Journalistic Excellence for his more than three decades work revealing corruption and abuses of power in his country. Zamora has been in prison for more than 650 days in connection with multiple controversial judicial proceedings.

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Maria Moors Cabot Prizes Board condemns criminalization of independent journalism in Latin America

The board of directors of the Maria Moors Cabot Prizes, the oldest international journalism awards in the world, drew attention to the cases of persecution against Gustavo Gorriti, from Peru; José Rubén Zamora, from Guatemala and the team of the Venezuelan investigative journalism organization Armando.info.

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Paraguayan journalists face judicial criminalization, threats for their work

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA), in its mid-year report on the state of press freedom in the Americas, warned about judicial criminalization and the threats suffered by journalists in Paraguay. LJR spoke with journalists in the country who have been intimidated for doing their work.

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UNESCO’s press freedom conference highlights importance of journalism in the face of environmental and climate crisis

Between May 2 and 4, more than 2,500 people met in Santiago, Chile, for UNESCO’s 31st World Press Freedom Day Conference, with the theme “A Press for the Planet: Journalism in the face of the Environmental Crisis.” The event addressed challenges such as climate misinformation, threats to press freedom and the dangers faced by journalists, especially women, in doing this kind of reporting.

Periodista Patrícia Campos Mello y activista Luis Fernando García hablan durante el Festival Internacional de Periodismo de Perugia 2024. (

Monitoring, transparency and audience trust among factors against misinformation in big election year

The importance of monitoring disinformation in political campaigns, the risks of using social networks to influence public discourse and the current role of fact checking were some topics that panelists from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico addressed at the International Journalism Festival 2024, in Perugia, Italy.