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Media crisis and lack of career opportunities lead journalists to work for those they used to monitor, says Brazilian research

With a trained reporter's eye, Camarotto noted a curious tendency: the departure of senior journalists from newsrooms to join the communications teams of the governments in the region

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Independent Cuban journalists resist despite increased arbitrary detentions on the island and restrictions from traveling abroad

During 2019, there were more than three thousand arbitrary detentions in Cuba, several of these affecting dozens of independent journalists, activists and political opponents, according to a recent report by the Cuban Observatory for Human Rights (OCDH).

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made 116 attacks on the press in 2019, according to Fenaj

According to Fenaj's president, Maria José Braga, this is the first time the entity has carried out this kind of monitoring with a president. She stated that today there is an institutionalization of attacks on the press

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Venezuelan photographer released after spending 16 months in military prison, but still faces charges

Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6

Journalism class at Universidad Laica Vicente Ricafuerte taking the data journalism and visualization MOOC from the Knight Center. (Photo Gisela Raymond)

Almost 13,000 students enrolled in Knight Center data journalism course in English, Spanish and Portuguese

Students from the United States to Australia, from Colombia to Spain and from Brazil to Angola have taken part in the Knight Center’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered simultaneously in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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Improve your investigative reporting with digital tools & techniques in new Knight Center MOOC

Investigative reports take time, preparation and resources, but when they are finally published, they can lead to greater public awareness of an issue, change public policy or even land the corrupt in jail.

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Election fact-checking projects in Argentina and Uruguay reflect on successful collaboration and fighting disinformation

Election coverage is perhaps one of the biggest challenges in newsrooms: processing large volumes of information in a short time and with the same team that works in everyday conditions.

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Knight Center year in review: In 2019, 30,000 students in our online courses, ISOJ’s 20th anniversary & much more

Over the past year, the Knight Center has served thousands of journalists from around the world through a mix of online courses, events, publications, and news coverage.

Mexico leads globally as one of deadliest countries for journalists despite ‘historic low’ in killings around the world

Even as the number of journalists killed globally is at its lowest point in 17 years, Mexico continues to be the world’s second deadliest country for press professionals, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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‘Censorship was something intrinsic to Chavismo from day one,’ says book about the last 20 years of repression in Venezuela

Control of public speech was, from the beginning, a characteristic of the new model of government that was established in Venezuela with Hugo Chávez in 1999, said Venezuelan researcher and columnist Andrés Cañizález.

Journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles. (Courtesy)

Cuban journalist released to continue his asylum process in the US after spending seven months in ICE detention center

Thanks to $10,000 in bail paid with the help of his friends in Florida, Cuban journalist José Ramón Ramírez Pantoja was released on parole to continue his asylum process in the United States.

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Nicaragua among countries globally that have had most damage to freedom of expression in recent years, according to Article 19

Amid the global decline in freedom of expression, Nicaragua is one of the countries that has sustained the greatest damage to freedom of expression, while Cuba “leads in regional race to the bottom” in the Americas.