Twenty one media outlets from nine countries in Latin America will benefit from US $2 million as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to improve operations, strengthen business models, create new products and more. “Innovating, essentially, is developing creative and transformative processes and exploring new approaches to change the way an organization […]
For the first time since they were founded in 1938, all Maria Moors Cabot Prizes will go to women journalists. The 2021 recipients are Eliane Brum, a Brazilian freelance journalist; Adela Navarro Bello, general director of Mexican magazine ZETA; Mary Beth Sheridan, Mexico and Central America correspondent for The Washington Post; and Adriana Zehbrauskas, U.S.-based […]
Seven journalists have been detained in Cuba following historic demonstrations throughout the island that started on July 11 amid food and medication shortages.
In what journalists and press groups say is an act against the free exercise of journalism in El Salvador, El Faro editor Daniel Lizárraga, of Mexico, has had his temporary work permit denied by the government.
Paraguay's El Surti launched applications for the second edition of the Latinográficas program, a space for “innovation and excellence in visual journalism through collaboration." As part of the initiative, nine designers, illustrators or journalists will be chosen to participate and create visuals for reports on the pandemic.
Video of the popular webinar offering international perspectives for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines is now available in six additional languages, amplifying the number of media practitioners able to benefit from this educational resource offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in collaboration with two United Nations agencies. “Covering the COVID-19 Vaccines: […]
Upon accepting the 2021 Chapultepec Grand Prize, editor Marty Baron recognized not only his own objective of fighting for an independent press to ensure democracy, but the battles waged by his Latin American colleagues to do the same.
Journalists on the 150 square mile island of St. Vincent are showing how residents are grappling with the continuing eruptions of La Soufrière, fallen ash, evacuations, water shortages and damage to homes in the midst of a global pandemic.
Governments of several Latin American countries have struck back after the U.S. State Department released its report on human rights practices around the world, including comments regarding freedoms of expression and of the press. However, the annual reports, which are now in their 45th edition, are welcomed by press freedom and journalism groups in nations […]
The overwhelming amount of information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the equally staggering levels of false information, led UNESCO and fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean to create a digital hub to combat disinformation.