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Check out the program for ISOJ 2020 and register now for this unique global conference on online journalism

The short program for the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism is now available. ISOJ 2020 features more than 40 speakers from around the world who will discuss the present and future of digital journalism from April 24 – 25, 2020 at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin.

Prosecutor declares 1990 murder of Colombian journalist a crime against humanity

The murders of journalist Silvia Duzán and three members of the Association of Farm Workers of Carare declared as crimes against humanity...

UPDATE: Mexican journalist abducted in Morelos is rescued by state and federal authorities

A magazine director in the state of Morelos was rescued in an operation by state and federal authorities on Feb. 20 after being abducted by armed men the previous day.

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Apply for the new Spanish-language course on journalistic coverage with a gender perspective

A new course from the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, in partnership with the International Women’s Media Foundation, will provide strategies and tips for covering different genders and identities.

Posters protesting the feminicide of Ingrid Escamilla

Media coverage of a high-profile femicide in Mexico City sparked debate concerning how journalists cover murders of women

Ingrid Escamilla, 25, was brutally murdered in the Mexico City neighborhood of Vallejo on Feb. 9 and her body mutilated. Her remains were published the following day on the covers of newspaper La Prensa and tabloid Pásala, the latter with the headline “La culpa la tuvo Cupido” (It was Cupid’s fault).

Journalist Cándido Figueredo (center) lives with armed guards around the clock. (Courtesy)

‘There are rumors that the PCC is planning attacks against other journalists,’ says reporter at the Brazil-Paraguay border

Paraguayan correspondent Cándido Figueredo, who works in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, says the situation in the region is "very tense" after the murder of Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras.

Sabine Righetti, 38, and Ana Paula Morales, 35 (right) (Photo: Bori/Marcelo Justo)

Brazilian journalists create platform to connect scientists and the press

Despite the large number of scientific studies published each day in Brazil, finding the people behind the research can be a great challenge, and getting them to talk an even bigger one.

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Threatened Brazilian journalist killed by gunmen in Paraguay in dangerous border region

Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay.

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Venezuelan reporters reinvent themselves abroad with print and online journalistic ventures

**This is the second post in a two-part series about Venezuelan journalists who left their country in search of work and security, and have set up journalistic initiatives abroad.

Chauvinist attacks on Brazilian journalist who reported illegal use of social networks in 2018 campaign generate indignation

Folha de S. Paulo journalist Patrícia Campos Mello was once again the target of a series of attacks on her reputation on Feb. 11, after the testimony of a witness to the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry.

Brasília – The Espionage Parliamentary Inquiry Comission (CPI) hears journalist Glenn Greenwald and his partner, Brazilian David Miranda, on the accusations of espionage on behalf of the U.S. government towards Brazil. L/R: David Miranda and Glenn Greenwald. Elza Fiúza / Agência Brasil

Complaint against journalist Glenn Greenwald is rejected by Brazilian court

Greenwald, founder of the sites The Intercept and The Intercept Brasil, was charged on Jan. 21 by a federal prosecutor for hacking a computing device, illegal interception of communications and criminal association.

After 500 days of its paper being withheld by the government, La Prensa of Nicaragua negotiates its release

Nicaraguan newspaper La Prensa reported that there is a negotiation underway for the release of tons of paper and other materials, held by customs for more than 500 days, according to a note from the editorial board.