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Centro Knight anuncia palestrantes do ISOJ 2022 e novo formato de conferência híbrida, em Austin e online

Pela primeira vez desde o começo da pandemia, há dois anos, o Simpósio Internacional de Jornalismo Online (ISOJ, na sigla em inglês) planeja retornar a Austin, mas manterá a participação online em um formato híbrido inovador. O Centro Knight para o Jornalismo nas Américas fez o anúncio, juntamente com os nomes dos oradores principais e uma lista inicial de palestrantes, em 1º de fevereiro, exatamente dois meses antes do início do ISOJ, que acontece em 1º e 2 de abril de 2022.

Zlotnik Ballroom

Knight Center announces speakers for ISOJ 2022 and a new hybrid conference format, in Austin and online

For the first time since the pandemic hit two years ago, the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is planning to return to Austin, but will keep online participation in an innovative hybrid format. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas made the announcement, along with news of keynote speakers and an initial list of panelists, on Feb. 1, exactly two months before the start of ISOJ, which takes place on April 1 and 2, 2022.

Panelists of the COVID-19 webinar

Reporters and scientists point out how to improve coverage of COVID-19 in global webinar by Knight Center, UNESCO and WHO

Panelists at the webinar "Variants, vaccines and medications: What journalists need to know to improve COVID-19 coverage" discussed some key points that journalists covering the coronavirus need to address to better tell their stories.

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‘Editorial criteria could be rethought and strengthened,’ Folha's diversity editor said after controversy over racism in Brazilian newspaper

Controversy about racism in the pages of the newspaper happened in the midst of initiatives by Folha to increase the ethnic-racial diversity of its team and its content. For Flavia Lima, editor of Diversidade da Folha, criticism of the journal “does not seek to obliterate the debate, but rather qualifies it.”

Ecuadorian women journalists debate a gender approach in fact-checking (credit: zoom screenshot)

Ecuadorian women journalists reflect on challenges of incorporating a gender approach to fact-checking

The inclusion of a gender approach is a challenge within journalism. Journalists face organized campaigns with misleading content, so fact-checking is key to addressing human rights issues from a position of respect, non-revictimization and without falling into sensationalism.

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With three journalists killed, bloody start to 2022 for journalism in Mexico provokes outrage and a wave of protests

Three years after personally asking the President of Mexico for protection, journalist Lourdes Maldonado was shot dead in Tijuana. She is joined by two other colleagues who died violently in the country in less than a month, which colleagues, press freedom organizations, and citizens condemned.

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Can Bolsonaro block journalists on Twitter? Brazilian Federal Supreme Court judges whether authorities can block citizens on social media

At least six writs of security regarding Jair Bolsonaro's blocking of Brazilian journalists and citizens on his social media are awaiting judgment in the Federal Supreme Court (STF, by its Portuguese acronym), according to an investigation by LatAm Journalism Review (LJR). There is no prediction of when the 2019 and 2021 legal actions will be judged.

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Activist collective in Cuba raises funds to provide shelter and protection to harassed women journalists

Collective of women journalists from Cuba seeks to raise funds to create a shelter and provide protection to journalists who face police and judicial harassment from the Cuban State, for practicing their profession as independent journalists.

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Nicaragua recorded the most violent year for the press since wave of attacks began in 2018

In 2021, 702 cases of abuse of power and violence against the press by the Daniel Ortega regime were recorded, almost double the 360 reported in 2020. Attacks on independent media outlets are in the lead, with 469 reported cases.

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Latin American fact-checkers join petition for YouTube to take effective measures against disinformation

80 independent fact-checking organizations around the world, including 11 from Latin America, published an open letter to the CEO of YouTube urging the platform to take effective action against disinformation and misinformation.

Celulares de jornalistas de El Faro estiveram sob vigilância por 17 meses

Pegasus spy program infected cell phones of 30 journalists in El Salvador; 22 from El Faro

An investigation confirmed that the phones of 30 Salvadoran journalists were hacked with Pegasus spy software. The program was developed by the Israeli company NSO Group. In some cases, the dates of the intercepts coincide with journalistic investigations into the political landscape in El Salvador. These interceptions allow full control of the device: messages, calls and extraction of stored data.

Five questions for Juliana Dal Piva

Safety is the biggest challenge for Brazilian journalists this year, says Juliana Dal Piva, a reporter investigating Bolsonaro family scandals

For at least four years, journalist Juliana Dal Piva has been trying to “understand who is Jair Bolsonaro,” as she said in an interview with LatAm Journalism Review (LJR). She is perhaps one of the Brazilian journalists most dedicated to that mission. Read below the interview with Juliana Dal Piva, the first in the "Five Questions" series, which we are premiering at LJR. (The interview has been edited for clarity and brevity).