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Fundadores da Headline Mario Camera, Andrei Netto (em pé), Felipe Paiva, Deborah Berlinck, Danilo Rocha Lima (sentados). Foto cortesia

Franco-Brazilian newstech receives €700,000 investment for independent journalism monetization platform

Headline news startup intends to transfer up to 70% of its total revenue — through subscriptions and content licensing — to journalists and independent organizations present on the platform.

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Mexico’s president reveals journalist's income and the public reacts in unprecedented ways on social media

After López Obrador revealed what journalist Carlos Loret de Mola allegedly earns in a year, more than 64 thousand people joined a Twitter Space in which the actions of the president and the growing violence against the press in Mexico were condemned. To date, more than 1.5 million people have listened to the audio recording.

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Latin American journalism turns to art so stories using data make a greater impact on audiences

Latin American journalism increasingly merges data and art so stories will have a greater impact and reach different audiences. However, there is still a need for more journalists to delve into the visual aspect of their work and for more institutions to support artistic projects.

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Covering violent conflict: For Latin American journalists, the challenge is in their own communities

Whether in Mexico or Ecuador, as in Colombia, Honduras or Nicaragua, the coverage of violence has posed new challenges for journalists, because the traditional concept of armed conflict is being challenged in the region. The diversity of armed groups also means broadening the definition of the term. It is not just regular security forces, such as armies or police, and paramilitary groups such as guerrillas, but it can also involve drug traffickers, gang members or private security forces.

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Director of Venezuela's El Nacional said court-ordered transfer of newspaper's headquarters to Diosdado Cabello will cause ‘great damage’

The Venezuelan courts handed over the headquarters of the independent traditional newspaper El Nacional to congressman and former president of the National Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, as part of a multi-million dollar civil compensation defamation lawsuit filed against the newspaper and its directors. “It is the newspaper's most important asset,” Miguel Henrique Otero, director of El Nacional, told LJR.

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Salvadoran congress 'legalizes digital espionage' following Pegasus spy scandal that targeted journalists

Barely three weeks after the disclosure that dozens of journalists in El Salvador were the target of digital espionage, the country's Legislative Assembly approved new legislation that creates the legal figure of a "digital secret agent" and allows police to access electronic devices and collect data to be used as proof in criminal proceedings. Opponents of the measure claim that this is about legalizing digital spying on citizens and that it can be used to harass journalists critical of the government.

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February begins with more violence against journalists in Mexico, while President López Obrador intensifies his stigmatizing speech towards the press

So far in February, Mexico has recorded an attempted assassination of a journalist, two beaten photojournalists and the murder of the son of a well-known journalist from Tijuana, in addition to verbal attacks and disqualifications to members of the press from the Presidency.

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Apply for new course on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and learn to incorporate approaches in your newsroom

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the course “How to promote diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in Latin American journalism.” 

Bolsonaro: responsável pela maior parte dos ataques a jornalistas brasileiros em 2021. (Photo: Antonio Cruz/Agência Brasil)

Ahead of 2022 elections in Brazil, continued attacks on Brazilian journalists are a cause for concern, according to FENAJ study

For the second year in a row, President Jair Bolsonaro is the lead attacker of the press in Brazil, according to an annual survey by the National Federation of Journalists. According to the organization, the upcoming national and state elections in October, when Bolsonaro seeks re-election, will increase the risk for journalism in the country in 2022.

José Luis Cabezas: assassinado há 25 anos depois de foto que irritou empresário acusado de corrupção. Foto: CEDOC

25 years after the murder of the Argentine journalist José Luis Cabezas, 25 journalists keep his memory alive

On January 25, 1997, photojournalist José Luis Cabezas was kidnapped, beaten, murdered, and cremated in a vacant lot on the Atlantic coast. On the 25th anniversary of his crime, the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) invited 25 journalists to remember him with anecdotes and reflections on what his death represents for Argentine journalism.

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Judge acquits Peruvian journalist who was sued for aggravated defamation

Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz was acquitted in a trial for aggravated defamation. Since 2018, Ugaz has been repeatedly sued for defamation based on her investigations into the alleged sexual and psychological abuse of minors and financial irregularities of the Catholic congregation Sodalicio de Vida Cristiana.

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In January, more than two journalists were murdered per week worldwide, seven of those in Latin America

In the first month of 2022, Latin America took the lead as the deadliest region for the press, with seven journalists killed: four in Mexico, two in Haiti and one in Honduras.