Illariy and Quispe Chequea are tools developed in Peru that use generative artificial intelligence resources to create text, audio and video content in Indigenous languages. Both initiatives have demonstrated the potential of this technology to satisfy the information needs of marginalized populations, while contributing to the linguistic diversity of that country.
The murder of a prominent nonbinary person in Mexico showed that most media in that country do not have protocols or tools to reflect the realities of this population in their stories. According to experts, beyond making good use of Spanish, journalism must reflect reality with precision, plurality and respect for human rights.
Journalists from El Salvador and press freedom organizations fear that, with the re-election of Nayib Bukele as president, harassment against journalists will worsen and reforms could be approved to criminalize their work.
Driven by a news vacuum in the Argentine provinces, Ruido was born three years ago. It’s a collaborative media outlet made up of journalists throughout the country that investigates corruption via requests for access to public data. Despite limited local transparency, its network of collaborators has managed to create stories with national impact on issues of public interest.
Journalists selected for the first Spanish edition of the JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms will seek to learn how to take advantage of artificial intelligence to optimize processes, reduce workload, improve audience engagement and strengthen sustainability. Media from 15 Latin American countries will be represented in the eight-week program.
Through data journalism, effective interview techniques and innovative dissemination strategies, these reports by Meganoticias (Chile), Red Es Poder (Mexico) and a team of independent journalists from Cuba have stood out for showing the severity of the obstetric violence suffered by thousands of women in the region.
Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who recently released the book “San Fernando. Última parada,” spoke about the challenges and lessons learned from investigating disappeared people for more than a decade. She also spoke about what she believes journalists should do to better cover violence committed by organized crime.
Artificial intelligence tools, interactive games and storytelling using geolocation are some of the elements with which these 10 journalistic projects proposed solutions for a better practice of journalism or produced outstanding coverage of elections, human rights violations and climate change, among other topics this year in Latin America.
With interactive games, independent media outlets Cuestión Pública and Convoca, from Colombia and Peru, respectively, seek to bring the news to younger audiences, to contribute to greater media literacy and to present complex investigations in a playful way.
One month after Hurricane Otis, journalists in Acapulco, Mexico, struggle to report in the face of a lack of infrastructure, damaged equipment and personal losses. The cyclone aggravated the already critical situation of journalism in the state of Guerrero, and the devastation threatens the survival of local media and the work of independent reporters.