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Silvia Higuera

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez is a Colombian journalist who has written for the Knight Center since 2012. She is interested in covering Latin American issues and human rights, especially the right to freedom of expression, and investigative journalism. She studied Social Communication and Journalism at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Bucaramanga (Colombia), and received her Master's of Arts in Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015. She worked with the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) under the Orlando Sierra fellowship during 2014. She also worked for the Colombian newspaper Vanguardia Liberal and wrote for different magazines about local, economic and public order issues. Her work has also appeared in The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald of Miami. Email: silvia.knightcenter@gmail.com

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez es una periodista colombiana que trabaja para el Centro Knight desde el 2012. Su interés periodístico es América Latina y los derechos humanos, particularmente el derecho a la libertad de expresión, así como el periodismo de investigación. Estudió Comunicación Social – Periodismo en la Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana de Bucaramanga (Colombia), y recibió su maestría en Periodismo en la Universidad de Texas, en Austin en 2015. Trabajó para la Relatoría Especial para la Libertad de Expresión de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) en el marco de la beca Orlando Sierra, durante 2014. También hizo parte del diario Vanguardia Liberal y escribió para otras revistas colombianas cubriendo fuentes locales, económicas y judiciales. Algunos de sus trabajos han aparecido en The Miami Herald y El Nuevo Herald de Miami.

Silvia A. Higuera Flórez é uma jornalista colombiana e escreve para o Centro Knight desde 2012. Seu interesse jornalístico é a América Latina e os direitos humanos, nomeadamente o direito à liberdade de expressão. Estudou Comunicação Social – Jornalismo na Universidade Pontifícia Bolivariana de Bucaramanga, na Colômbia e completou seu mestrado em jornalismo na Universidade do Texas em Austin. Silvia trabalhou na Relatoria para a Liberdade de Expressão da CIDH pela bolsa Orlando Sierra, em 2014. Trabalhou para o jornal Vanguardia Liberal e escreveu para outras revistas colombianas cobrindo temas locais, econômicas e judiciárias. Alguns de seus trabalhos apareceram no The Miami Herald e no El Nuevo Herald de Miami.

Recent Articles

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UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights join forces to strengthen freedom of expression in the region

This Plan of Action “aims to create a free and safe environment for journalists and media workers around the world,” according to the statement.

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Muere el maestro de periodismo Javier Darío Restrepo; referente de la ética periodística en Iberoamérica

Se destacó también por su defensa de la libertad de prensa. De hecho fue director de la Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa (FLIP) de Colombia, y fue columnista de los diarios El Espectador, El Colombiano y El Heraldo.

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Media outlets from Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and U.S. bring home 2019 Gabo Awards

Reports published in media in Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the United States were selected as the best in the categories of Text, Coverage, Innovation and Image from 1,730 applications and 12 finalists.

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Nicaraguan journalists tell IACHR that the State has not complied with precautionary measures for their protection

At a public hearing before the IACHR, journalists from Nicaragua denounced that the precautionary measures granted by that entity have not been complied with by the Nicaraguan State, a situation that places them at further risk

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Cuba among the countries with the highest levels of censorship in the world, according to CPJ report

Cuba is the only country in Latin America included in the list of 10 nations with the highest levels of censorship in the world, according to a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Red PALTA is born to monitor the use of public money and public policies in Latin America

In addition to being an essential product of every family’s shopping basket for the vast majority of the Latin America population, milk also is part of many social assistance programs aimed at the most vulnerable populations

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CIPER launches membership campaign as its founder Mónica González wins the National Journalism Award of Chile

Just as the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER) of Chile begins a new stage of financing through a membership model, its founder, journalist Mónica González, has won the most important journalism award in the country.

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Colombian media team up to fact-check regional elections through RedCheq network

Diferentemente de outros países latino-americanos, a Colômbia não tem eleições presidenciais neste ano, mas elegerá representantes locais como governadores, prefeitos e vereadores, entre outros cargos, em 27 de outubro. Como nas eleições presidenciais, as campanhas regionais podem ser afetadas pela disseminação de informações falsas.

Colombian court decision worries organizations who say it could establish prior censorship of news media

A ruling by the Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Cali, Colombia, against the newspaper El País generated concern among press freedom organizations that believe it could set a precedent for prior censorship in the country.

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Colombia remembers journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón 20 years after his death, which remains in impunity

It's been 20 years since the dawn of Aug. 13, 1999 when armed men murdered humorist and journalist Jaime Garzón Forero as he drove to the Radionet station in Bogotá.