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At least seven journalists killed for their work in Latin America in 2020; Mexico deadliest country for profession in the region

At least seven journalists working in Latin America were killed in 2020 in reprisal for their work and two more while on a dangerous assignment, according to data from an annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Mexican authorities arrest former mayor in 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, but progress in case remains slow

In a move celebrated by journalists and press freedom advocates, Mexican officials announced the arrest of a former mayor in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach.

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Data journalism project on missing women in Mexico wins Microsoft/Knight Center contest for training and funding

A data journalism project investigating thousands of cases of women missing in Mexico won $10,000 in financing and hands-on data visualization training, in a very competitive contest organized in a partnership between Microsoft and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

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International reporting project publishes five reports linking journalist deaths to drug cartel violence in Mexico

Sixty journalists from 25 media outlets in 18 countries got involved in The Cartel Project, which investigated the vested interests behind the murders of journalists who covered violence and organized crime in Mexico.

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Salvadoran site El Faro doubles down on filmmaking efforts with a story about gangs and relationships that is racking up awards

For more than a decade, journalist Carlos Martínez, from the Sala Negra investigative unit of Salvadoran site El Faro, has investigated the phenomenon of violence in Central America. From his experience following gangs, in an attempt to explain the social phenomenon, it’s possible he’s written about every aspect of them. However, when his colleague, photojournalist […]

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11 laws and bills against disinformation in Latin America carry fines, prison and censorship

Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.

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Coalition of nine Brazilian outlets maps 150 cases of violence during municipal elections

Together, the 34 journalists created a database of cases of violence against voters, politicians, candidates, the press and also against people working in the organization of elections, such as officials, inspectors and civilians.

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Register for free Spanish course ‘Diversity in the news and newsrooms’ from the Knight Center and Google News Initiative

The Knight Center is offering a free online course in Spanish, “Diversity in the news and newsrooms,” which runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 7, 2021. Register today!

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'Only the work of the press can guarantee a bit of the right to the truth': Honduran investigative journalism site digs into colleagues’ murders

One of the main missions of site Reporteros de Investigación of Honduras is to investigate the murders of its colleagues, as well as obstacles to press freedom in the country.

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Mexican journalist photographs intimate objects of murdered colleagues to pay them tribute with the Vestiges Project

Proyecto Vestigios launched on December 6. This photojournalistic project was created by Félix Márquez of Veracruz, Mexico, and tells the story of seven journalists murdered in his state between 2011 and 2015.

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English course ‘Digital investigations for journalists’ is now available in a self-directed version

The course ‘Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities' now has a self-directed version so video lessons, readings and digital resources are available for free.

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Latin American journalists create site about menopause to inform, face taboos and empower women

The website, in Portuguese and Spanish, aims to raise awareness and inform about the climacteric, a period that lasts more than a decade.