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How to create, grow & make money from newsletters: Register for Knight Center’s new free online course for journalists

Register today for the new Knight Center MOOC “Newsletter Strategies for Journalists: How to Create, Grow and Monetize Newsletters.”

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Let’s create a fact-checking army in Latin America and the Caribbean, says instructor of Knight Center’s next MOOC

Brazilian journalist Cristina Tardáguila wants to build a global army of fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Knight Center to host webinar on COVID-19 vaccines coverage, in partnership with UNESCO & WHO

The Knight Center is holding a free webinar aimed at helping journalists deepen their understanding and coverage of the COVID-19 vaccines.

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Disinformation and Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course

The MOOC “Disinformation & Fact-Checking in Times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean” will be taught in Spanish, Portuguese and Guaraní from Feb. 15 to March 14, 2021.

Journalists create newsletter to inform about northeastern Brazil and strengthen independent journalism in the region

Cajueira’s goal is to curate reports published by independent northeastern media outlets, mainly digital natives, to help people who want to know more about the Northeast

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Peruvian media create alliance with support from UN to verify information during electoral campaign in Indigenous languages

Ama Llulla, "don't lie" in Quechua, is the new Peruvian fact-checking network created to combat false information during the electoral campaign ahead of the April 11 general elections.

Senador Fabiano Contarato: ‘O direito penal tem uma função educativa e simbólica ao demonstrar que a sociedade e o Estado valorizam – e atuarão para proteger – a liberdade de imprensa.” Foto: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado

15 bills in Brazil toughen penalties for crimes against journalists; organizations criticize impunity

At a time of worsening press freedom in Brazil, at least 15 legislative bills seek to protect media professionals from attacks. Among them, there are proposals to consider as heinous crimes against journalists, to federalize the investigation of these crimes, to toughen penalties of bodily injury and homicides and even to classify the harassment of press professionals as a crime.

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Pop-up newsletter uses narration to tell the story of a Brazilian journalist who collaborated with WikiLeaks

Natalia Viana Viana worked directly with Julian Assange during the investigation and publication of secret U.S. cables, known as “Cablegate,” considered one of the biggest document leaks in the history of journalism

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Peruvian professors create multimedia report telling the stories of men who found refuge from the pandemic in a bullring

With a podcast, book of crónicas with thoughtful photographs and a mini-documentary in Spanish with an English version, the publishing house of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC, for its acronym in Spanish) tried to portray the dignity of eleven men by telling their stories.

Journalist Hélio Fernandes was one of the main critical voices against the Brazilian military dictatorship. (Courtesy)

Documentary shows persecution of the military regime against Brazilian journalist Hélio Fernandes, who just turned 100

Documentary reconstructs moments of persecution suffered by journalist Hélio Fernandez, owner of newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa, under Brazil’s military dictatorship. Today, at the age of 100, Fernandes still writes daily on his blog and on Facebook.

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Homes raided and a ‘gag law,’ signs of a more dangerous 2021 for journalism in Nicaragua

The government of Daniel Ortega intensified repression against the critical press through the police and the justice system. In 2020 there were daily attacks against freedom of expression, and 2021 opened with raids on the home of journalist Anibal Toruño.

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Freedom of expression advocates alarmed at new provincial media observatory in Argentina

Public media in southern Argentina will have a new governing board, as well as an oversight body for their content, to prevent any "negative impact" of their material on society.