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Investigative journalism critical to Puerto Rico's recovery in aftermath of Hurricane Maria

On Oct. 3, the governor of Puerto Rico announced that 63 of 69 hospitals in the U.S. territory were “operational.” It was an unbelievable achievement since Hurricane Maria had made landfall almost two weeks prior as a Category 4 hurricane. Regardless, a local non-profit focused on investigative journalism sought to uncover the truth.

Cross-border collaboration between Univision and El Faro introduces Central American refugees' stories to wider audience

Over the span of one year, U.S.-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision and Salvadoran digital investigative site El Faro partnered to investigate and map the experience of Central American refugees. The result is a bilingual four-part multimedia project released in October, “From Migrants to Refugees: The New Plight of Central Americans,” which profiles several refugees from the region at different stages in their journey to safety.

After murder of photojournalist in San Luis Potosí, protection measures for Mexican reporters continue to fall flat

Following the October murder of Mexican photojournalist Edgar Esqueda in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, a cellphone video sent to a former police officer spread on the internet. It showed Esqueda, bound and on his knees, offering the names of crime reporters at newspapers across the state. In response, San Luis Potosí Gov. Juan Manuel Carreras ordered immediate protection measures—a police patrol car for every reporter named in the video.

Research: Hyperlocal news pages on Facebook cover areas of Rio de Janeiro traditionally ignored by media

Although the promise the internet would be a way to create a global village has, to some extent, been achieved, digital media have also allowed the production of hyperlocalized and hyperspecialized information. In Brazil, where 66 percent of the population is connected to the Internet, social networks have allowed the creation of hyperlocal media – pages and groups that focus on a neighborhood, a place or even a street.

Venezuelan journalists and media outlets censored and attacked during regional elections

Journalists were the targets of anti-press sentiment and actions from officials, security forces and citizens leading up to and during the Oct. 15 regional elections for 23 governorships in Venezuela.

Project Shield seeks to protect media and freedom of expression from cyber attacks in Latin America

A new tool is available to Latin American newsrooms looking for protection against cyber attacks.

After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican journalists defy collapse of communications and personal losses to continue reporting

International and Puerto Rican media have set up shop in the Puerto Rico Convention Center, creating a de facto newsroom in the same building where officials give press conferences and citizens look for resources.

"It is more dangerous to investigate a murder than to commit one": Journalists confront grave violence in Mexico

“It’s been 17 years of this red accounting (cuenta roja) in which we have not stopped counting the number of journalists killed. There are 109, and a good part of them in the last two administrations,” said Daniela Pastrana, director of Mexican journalists organization Periodistas de a Pie. “But the counting began, paradoxically, with the start of the democratic transition. That is one of the things that I still cannot explain.”

'To make humor from anger': Satirical news reveals the absurd in Venezuelan politics

It’s hard to find any humor in Venezuela’s political crisis  — but not impossible.

Mexican journalist wins International Press Freedom Award from CPJ

Mexican journalist Patricia Mayorga, a correspondent for the magazine Proceso, was among the recipients of the 2017 International Press Freedom Award, presented Tuesday by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).