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How have these media from Chile, Cuba and Mexico made obstetric violence in the region visible?

Through data journalism, effective interview techniques and innovative dissemination strategies, these reports by Meganoticias (Chile), Red Es Poder (Mexico) and a team of independent journalists from Cuba have stood out for showing the severity of the obstetric violence suffered by thousands of women in the region.

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'Milei's problem is with journalists, not with the press itself': 5 questions with Argentine researcher Santiago Marino

In the style of Trump and Bolsonaro, the new president of Argentina, Javier Milei, employs rhetoric that is openly hostile to the press. Since he took office, this speech has been accompanied by concrete measures, such as suspending advertising from the Executive branch in the media. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed Santiago Marino, a leading Argentine researcher in communication policies, to understand the Milei government's relationship with journalism and public communication policies in Argentina.

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This Brazilian fact-checking org uses a ChatGPT-esque bot to answer reader questions

Aos Fatos, a Brazilian media outlet specialized in fact-checking, integrated ChatGPT with its journalistic production to create a question and answer chatbot, FátimaGPT. On WhatsApp, Telegram and Twitter, the chatbot answers questions from the public based on texts already published on the website.

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Latin American publishers less equipped to adapt to next AI challenges, but aware of threat: Nic Newman, Reuters Institute researcher

The report “Journalism, media and technology trends and predictions 2024” from the Reuters Institute predicts that this year, media and journalists in Latin America, and the world, will have to urgently rethink their role and purpose as they face the disruptive power of AI and a super election year.


Political parties and candidates resort to lawsuits to silence journalists during elections: A growing trend in Brazil

A study by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) found a 14% increase in the number of lawsuits against journalists and media outlets asking for the removal of content related to the 2022 elections. This is compared to 2018. Researchers highlight the impact on press freedom and the democratic process, as well as trends for municipal elections in 2024.

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LJR publishes fifth volume of glossary of journalistic expressions that every journalist in Latin America should know

The Latin American journalistic profession has its own vocabulary and at LJR we have given ourselves the task of collecting the most popular expressions. Chayotero, enyerbado, pastel, carnitas and plantón are some of the words added to the fifth volume of the glossary of journalistic expressions that every Latin American journalist should know.

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Registration now open for 25th Anniversary of ISOJ; first keynote speakers announced

Take advantage of early bird rates and register now for the 25th International Symposium on Online Journalism, or ISOJ. The first keynote speakers have been announced: Meredith Kopit Levien, president and CEO of The New York Times Company, and Versha Sharma, editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue.

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Latin American digital media managers recommend incorporating sustainability roles early and aligning them with journalistic values

When media no longer have a monopoly on advertising, sales executives and their client portfolios no longer have what a media outlet needs to be sustainable. So, how do digital media outlets approach creating their revenue streams? Who develops and executes plans? How do these new roles work?

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Mexican press has great challenge of learning how to better report people’s disappearances, says journalist Marcela Turati

Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who recently released the book “San Fernando. Última parada,” spoke about the challenges and lessons learned from investigating disappeared people for more than a decade. She also spoke about what she believes journalists should do to better cover violence committed by organized crime.

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Revista Elementos in El Salvador releases podcast to reveal the human side of journalism

The team at Revista Elementos released the first season of the podcast Misceláneo that tells about the journeys of four Salvadoran journalists and seeks to change the government narrative of criminalization towards their profession.


Journalism training program amplifies Indigenous reporting on public health in Peruvian Amazon

Due to the lack of visibility of public health problems of Indigenous communities of Peru, digital media outlet Salud con Lupa created a training and scholarship program for journalism in the Peruvian Amazon. It also developed a network of Indigenous health communicators in the region.

Sculpture created in 1961 by the Brazilian artist Alfredo Ceschiatti, carved from a monolithic block of Petrópolis granite. It stands at 3.3 meters in height and 1.48 meters in width, representing the judiciary as a blindfolded woman holding a sword. The blindfold symbolizes impartiality in justice, while the sword signifies the strength, courage, order, and rule required to uphold the law

Are media outlets responsible for what’s said in interviews? Deciphering a Brazilian Supreme Court decision

Brazil’s Supreme Federal Court ruled in November that, when a media outlet publishes an interview that contains false information, legal responsibility for that information may fall on the outlet. In a country with a lack of legislation on the issue and where judicial harassment of journalists is growing, the decision worries experts.