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AP Latin America desk photo editor Leslie Mazoch reflects on career covering the region

In 2001, American photojournalist Leslie Mazoch landed her dream job at the Associated Press (AP), one of the most well-known, international wire services. She moved to Venezuela to begin her career where for the next six years she would photograph financial, political and social issues in the Latin American country.

Radio Ambulante gains wider audience for Latin American stories by joining NPR as its first podcast in Spanish

Award-winning podcast Radio Ambulante, which uses audio storytelling to share reports and anecdotes from Spanish-speakers across the Americas, has been picked up by non-profit media organization NPR as the U.S. public radio network’s first Spanish-language podcast.

Violence, impunity and distrust make Veracruz one of the most dangerous places to be a journalist in Mexico

The Mexican state of Veracruz has proven to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for the press with 17 journalist homicides in the last six years. This year alone, three journalists have been killed in the state.

Attacks on journalists in Mexico are a symbol of a damaged democracy, says Carmen Aristegui

Carmen Aristegui, one of Mexico’s most well-known journalists, said her country “is experiencing a profound crisis in terms of human rights, including killings and disappearances of journalists and [other] people.”

Mexican governor of Veracruz resigns to face corruption charges; 17 journalists have died during his administration

Javier Duarte de Ochoa, governor of Veracruz, Mexico who has been the subject of widespread criticism for the high levels of violence against journalists in his state, has resigned from his position as he faces unrelated corruption charges.

Digitization could help Latin American public media out of current crisis (third and final article of series)

Public media in Latin America have a tradition of serving the government of the day rather than the citizens, and therefore, have gained low ratings and little credibility.

Does Latin America have "public media" or government media labeled "public"? (First article of a series)

The recent episode of government interference in the Brazilian Communications Company (EBC) has rekindled the debate about the need for independent systems of public media in Latin America, instead of traditional state-owned broadcast at the service of governments and ruling parties.

Peruvian judge overturns defamation conviction against journalist in case involving former president

The defamation conviction against a Peruvian journalist who was accused by former President Alan García Pérez has been overturned.

Freedom of expression organizations criticize Bolivian president’s criminal defamation suit against journalist

Freedom of expression organizations criticized the criminal defamation lawsuit that Bolivian President Evo Morales filed against journalist Humberto Vacaflor, winner of the 2016 Freedom Award from the National Association of Bolivian Journalists.

“Incidental news”: the new way that young people consume information

A new study on how young people in Argentina consume news reveals that this process is done haphazardly, mainly through cell phones, during free time and while immersed in the world of social networks. The consumption of news is “incidental” and old habits of searching for news on the computer, the television or print are being left behind.