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ISOJ launches call for online journalism research for 2023 conference and journal

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) officially launched its callfor original research in online journalism to be considered for the 2023 conference and the #ISOJ Journal.

Inspirados por uma tendência global, os media labs começam a surgir dentro de organizações jornalísticas da América Latina para desenvolver o pensamento inovador orientado ao jornalismo, acelerar a aplicação de tecnologia, buscar soluções para problemas e gerar algum tipo de impacto.

Media labs in Latin America: a trend among digital natives

Inspired by a global trend, media labs are beginning to emerge within news organizations in Latin America to develop innovative journalism-oriented thinking, accelerate the application of technology, seek solutions to problems, and have an impact.

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Reforms to the Cuban Criminal Code intensify the repression against journalism and criminalize foreign financing of independent media

Amendments approved this month by Cuba's National Assembly, which hinder foreign funding and imprison anyone who slanders public officials, provide the Cuban regime with legal tools to justify its attacks on independent press coverage.

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Armed men and police inaction during protests blamed for first murder of journalist in Chile since Pinochet

Chilean journalist Francisca Sandoval died days after being shot in the head while covering violent May 1 Workers' Day demonstrations in the country. The Chilean public prosecutor’s office detained three suspects, and announced that an investigation had also been opened into the police.

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The state of freedom of expression in Uruguay is on alert due to an increase in threats and restrictions

Although Uruguay has been considered a benchmark for freedom of expression, the eighth monitoring report by the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (Cainfo) recorded a 40 percent increase over the previous year in cases of threats and restrictions on journalists. There has been an increase in the number of cases for the third consecutive year and regressive legal reforms in terms of human rights and freedom of expression.

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CONNECTAS reaches 10-year mark and celebrates consolidation of transnational collaborative journalism in Latin America

Billing itself as a "platform for journalism in the Americas," CONNECTAS emerged in 2012. It has since fulfilled its purpose through providing editorial and financial support for journalistic investigations, teaching courses and providing tools for journalists. With almost 800 investigations published in ten years, CONNECTAS intends to continue strengthening the community of Latin American journalists investigating abuses of power in a collaborative way.

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Latin American and U.S. newsrooms seek to democratize use of artificial intelligence to analyze large amounts of public documents

A team of professionals from La Nación, Ojo Público, CLIP, and MuckRock developed a prototype tool that seeks to facilitate the use of machine learning and natural language processing for the analysis and classification of documents for journalists without extensive programming knowledge.

Jornalista Rubens Valente, sentado, falando enquanto segura um microfone de mesa

Case of Brazilian journalist Rubens Valente reveals new censorship and puts press freedom at risk

“It is an attack on freedom of expression and information,” journalist Rubens Valente said. The Superior Court of Justice and the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil ruled that Valente has to compensate Supreme Court Justice Gilmar Mendes because of information contained in Valente’s book “Operação Banqueiro.”

Agência Tatu: primeira iniciativa de jornalismo de dados do Nordeste quer ampliar cobertura de Alagoas para os outros estados da região. Foto: Orlando Costa

The new, impactful and fragile journalism in Northeastern Brazil

The Northeast region is the second most populous in Brazil, but has the lowest GDP per capita. Despite the economic limitations, independent journalistic initiatives are multiplying in the nine states of the Northeast and are capable of having an impact even with restricted resources.

Newspaper covers about Mexican journalists killed

Two women journalists are shot to death in Veracruz; three journalists are murdered in less than a week in Mexico

Family members, colleagues and national and international organizations demand justice and guarantees for a journalism free of violence in Mexico, after the murders of journalists Yesenia Mollinedo and Johana García on May 9, and of columnist Luis Enrique Ramírez, on May 5, all in the same month.

ISOJ 2023 is April 14 and 15

ISOJ Celebrates a Successful New Hybrid Model and Announces Dates for 2023 Conference

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas announces the dates for next year’s 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) as April 14 - 15, 2023. 

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Law to enhance protection of Salvadoran journalists stuck in congress while attacks increase

In 2018, the Association of Journalists of El Salvador presented a draft bill for the protection of journalists. After almost three years, the effort was cut short. The initiative was archived when the ruling Nuevas Ideas party took control of the Legislative Assembly. The parties that resumed the discussion at the last minute hold each other responsible for the lack of approval.