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Latin American podcasts on femicide show systemic violence and institutional failures

The narrative journalism podcasts Praia dos Ossos and The Red Note start with crimes committed decades ago, to address a reality that persists in the region: systemic violence against women and a macho culture that blames the victims

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GIJN’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories from Latin America

This round-up highlights some of the top investigative stories produced in Spanish by Latin American media outlets in 2020. Deep-dive investigations into important but often overlooked topics: stories about femicides in Mexico, COVID-19’s impact in the Amazon, and Latin America’s untold migrant chronicles.

Webinar “Legal challenges for the protection of freedom of expression in times of COVID-19.”

Experts discuss freedom of expression during COVID-19 during Knight Center, UNESCO and Rapporteur webinar

Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR; Ricardo Pérez Manrique, judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Joan Barata, Spanish expert; and Guilherme Canela, head of UNESCO's section on Freedom of Expression and Security of Journalists talked during the webinar “Legal challenges for the protection of freedom of expression in times of COVID-19.”

Léo Veras

Threatened Brazilian journalist killed by gunmen in Paraguay in dangerous border region

Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay.

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Brazilian prosecutors charge Glenn Greenwald after reporting on leaked messages; journalist says it’s ‘an attack on free press'

 U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged by the Federal Public Prosecutor (MPF, for its acronym in Portuguese) for alleged involvement with hackers who accessed messages exchanged through the Telegram application by various authorities

Colombia 2020 El Espectador

For digital sites Pacifista and Colombia2020, peace is the news in a country with a deep history of violence and conflict

Pacifista and Colombia 2020 are two informative projects that share the objective of fulfilling a pedagogical role, combining the explanation of news related to peace issues with a judicious analysis of the context.

New president of Argentina promises normal relations with the press, even when journalists disagree with him

By Monica Yanakiew* Buenos Aires – Argentina’s newly elected president, Alberto Fernández, will take office on Dec. 10, as the country faces a debt crunch and rising fears of default. He promised to broker a “social pact” between business owners, workers and political parties, to stop inflation from spiraling out of control. But, Fernández also […]

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Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies.

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What is the Mexican media’s role in the midst of multiple murders and mayhem?

Turati also stresses the importance of showing the logic behind the violence, and not only publishing horror stories but trying to find patterns to it, insights that can help people.

Isabela Moi explains the mission of Brazilian journalistic organization Agência Mural Erika Rich-Knight Center - Copia

Latin American news sites share innovations to overcome censorship and lack of funding

A "lightning round" focused on innovative projects ended the 12th Ibero-American Colloquium of Digital Journalism on April 14, an event held the day after the close of the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).