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Participantes da Jornada Galápagos 2019: treinamento intensivo na produção de conteúdo jornalístico digital. (Crédito: cortesia Galápagos)

Galápagos launches second edition of training in digital journalism with more hands-on workshops

The second edition of the Jornada Galápagos de Jornalismo is open until Sept. 19th. In this edition, which takes place three years after the first one, the program includes more hands-on workshops and more time for interaction between participants and speakers.

Stories of Indigenous and Black populations in Latin America must be told in their own voices, journalists said in panel about diversity

Given the narratives of hate and the invisibilization that Indigenous, Afro-descendant and Black communities suffer in Latin America, journalists must give them a voice, know their realities and avoid their re-victimization, Diana Manzo, Indhira Suero and Edilma Prada, members of the first panel of the 2nd Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, said.

Session de Cierre 2a Conferencia Latinoamericana sobre Diversidad en el Periodismo

What's next? Some ideas for boosting diversity in journalism in Latin America

The closing session of the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism took stock of the ideas discussed during the event and planted the seed for the creation of a future continental organization to promote the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion in journalism in Latin America.

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Journalist's legal battles to obtain secret Colombian Catholic Church files reinforce right to access of information

Two decisions of the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled in favor of journalist Juan Pablo Barrientos' requests for information from the Catholic Church related to pederasty cases. Although his fight has set a positive precedent for freedom of expression, it has also meant judicial and personal exhaustion for him.

‘We must continue working on denouncing and reducing current censorship, without immolating ourselves’: 5 questions for Venezuelan cyberactivist and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz

Venezuelan cyberactivist and journalist Luis Carlos Díaz showed the power of weaving networks on the Internet when he suffered an enforced disappearance in 2019. In this interview, Díaz talks about his case and explains the situation of the media and journalism in Venezuela today.

Journalists Ismario Rodríguez, Xenia Oliva and Daniel Duarte, and IT expert Abraham Calas

Small Latin American newsrooms seek to boost their journalism through a global artificial intelligence initiative

Representatives from elTOQUE, Periodismo de Barrio (Cuba), Gato Encerrado (El Salvador) and Ciencia del Sur (Paraguay) are participating for the first time in the JournalismAI Academy for Small Newsrooms, where they will seek to apply artificial intelligence in areas such as big data analysis, speech verification and relationship with their audiences.

Guatemalan journalists talk about the worsening of press freedom: 'A campaign of hunting, harassment and violence'

The arrest of José Rubén Zamora, journalist, founder and president of elPeriódico newspaper in Guatemala, has drawn international attention to the worsening of press freedom and the right to information in Guatemala. Journalists interviewed by LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) said that the arrest of one of the best-known names in Guatemalan journalism is a serious development in the escalation of attacks against the press critical of President Alejandro Giammattei's administration.

Knight Center marks 20th anniversary celebrating impact of its programs around the world

On Aug. 31, 2002, a seminar sponsored by the then nascent Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This marked the Center's first step on its path to supporting journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean, as established at its inception. Twenty years later, the Knight Center celebrated the expansion of its initial mission to strengthen global journalism with a special seminar at the University of Texas at Austin.

Knight Center celebrates 20 years of strengthening journalism across the world

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will begin celebrations for its 20th anniversary with a special seminar at the University of Texas at Austin on Aug. 31st. Immediately after the live streaming, the recording will be available on YouTube. Professor Rosental Alves launched the Knight Center in 2002. Today, the Knight Center’s programs and activities keep journalists up to date with the digital revolution and help promote press freedom around the world.

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Journalists and other media professionals in Latin America reflect on the importance of learning to program

Technological advances over the years have changed the profile of the journalist. He or she is increasingly resembling a multifaceted professional who can write, take photographs, edit video, record audio, and even program. In this article, interviewing media professionals in Latin America, we try to answer the question: Is it vital for a journalist today to learn to program?

Segunda Conference Latinoamericana sobre Diversidad en el Periodismo

Knight Center announces second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism as a virtual event on September 9 - 10

In continuation of its initiatives to help journalists interested in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in newsrooms and journalism in Latin America, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will host the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism. The DEI program is sponsored by Google News Initiative. Registration for the conference, which will be held virtually and in Spanish, is free.

Funding for independent journalism requires revenue diversification and state action, experts say

The diversification of funding sources and the active participation of the State are fundamental elements to guarantee the economic viability of news outlets. Specialists gathered during a panel at the International Congress of the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) defended a change of paradigm in favor of a diversification of sources of income.