InfoAmazonia, a trilingual platform devoted to covering the Amazon Rainforest, has launched a Citizen Network of news outlets based in the Brazilian Amazon that cover socio-environmental issues. The idea is to strengthen local journalism in the region and expand media audiences, improving the content and bringing it in and around the Amazon to local populations and a global audience.
In journalism, participation and collaboration are essential. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) has created a list of the most important events for journalists in Latin America to be held during 2023. Buenos Aires, Bogota, Quito, and Mexico City, are some of the expected venues.
At least 12 journalists were physically assaulted, robbed or threatened with death by groups of Bolsonarists while covering the terrorist acts perpetrated by supporters of former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro on Jan. 8 in Brasilia. Thousands of them stormed and vandalized the National Congress, the Planalto Palace and the Supreme Court in the face of inaction by police officers present, who in more than one case also refused to help journalists.
At least half a dozen journalists were victims of theft, intimidation and obstacles to carry out their work by members of organized crime during the wave of violence unleashed on Jan. 5 in the capital of the state of Sinaloa following the arrest of Ovidio Guzmán, son of "El Chapo."
In the fourth edition of our glossary of journalistic expressions in Latin America, learn about the meaning of Coleguinha, Encochinado, Pescoção, Lobster shift, evergreen story, and caliche, among other jargon used by journalists in Portuguese, English and Spanish.
To honor all Latin American journalists who work every day and take risks to reveal information of public interest, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) presents four investigations that stood out in 2022. We highlight original, impactful and innovative investigations that used everything from traditional methods to artificial intelligence to shed light on controversial activities that public and private leaders would prefer to keep in the dark.
Whether fighting against censorship in Venezuela or as one of the main drivers of fact-checking in Spanish in the United States, Tamoa Calzadilla always puts journalism first. Recently chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most creative people in the business world, LJR spoke with the journalist about this recognition and about the future of fact-checking.
Investigative news outlets Revista Espejo and Red Es Poder, located in Mexico's high-crime states, have produced journalistic content for businesses and paid coverage of events as alternative sources of income. This has helped compensate for a lack of advertising resulting from brands' fear of advertising in news outlets that cover insecurity or corruption.
Twenty-nine journalists and communicators were murdered in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2022, according to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) counted up to Dec. 21. This represents a 163 percent increase over 2021. Mexico and Haiti lead the ranking of murders of press professionals.
In 2022, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) published more than 250 feature stories, articles and interviews on press freedom and innovation in journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean. For our traditional round-up, which highlights the most important stories from the past 12 months, we decided to ask the LJR team. Our reporters selected one story of their own and one produced by a colleague in 2022, and we also highlighted our most-read stories on the site.
The Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) worked with a team of experts from the Ford Foundation to develop the Journalist Safety Assessment Tool (JSAT), which provides an online diagnostic of an organization's physical and cyber security strategies, with recommendations on how to improve them. The network recently launched a version of JSAT in Spanish for colleagues in Latin America.
Photographer Pedro Valtierra — who captured iconic images of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua and the Indigenous uprising in Chiapas, and who was honored at this year's Guadalajara FIL — says it is important for journalists to record violence and social conflict, but without being reckless or taking sides.