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.
Journalistic associations in Latin America have been asking their governments to recognize journalism as a necessary profession for information during the pandemic. The region is the most deadly in the world for journalists in terms of deaths caused by COVID-19.
The new free online course, “How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists and their allies,” will teach how to create a safety plan and manage and mitigate risks encountered while reporting.
The demonstrations are a milestone in the country, because, after them, the Nicaraguan regime and supporters of the governing party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, turned against the press and opponents.
The Brazilian Press Association filed two lawsuits with the Federal Supreme Court to curb the abuse of lawsuits against journalists. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism launched a program to provide legal support to independent journalists targeted by lawsuits.
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.
After receiving two death threats on social media in the last six months, Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz recently learned that the public prosecutor will not open an investigation in either case.
In Paraguay, 19 journalists have been murdered in the last 30 years, but few cases have been solved. The Bureau for the Safety of Journalists in Paraguay calls for effective measures to protect and prevent crimes against journalists.
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 […]
To help journalists inform the public about the COVID-19 vaccines and fight disinformation surrounding them, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas teamed up with UN agencies to offer a free online course taught by experts in the field.
“Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, is now available as a self-directed course.
Red Tejiendo Historias, or The Story Weaving Network, is geared at connecting non-Indigenous journalists, Indigenous journalists, and Indigenous communities to build a more robust conversation about coverage of peoples native to the American continent.