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In deadliest region for journalists due to COVID-19, Latin American press associations ask governments for vaccines

Journalistic associations in Latin America have been asking their governments to recognize journalism as a necessary profession for information during the pandemic. The region is the most deadly in the world for journalists in terms of deaths caused by COVID-19.

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New free online course for women journalists and allies: Learn how to plan for reporting safely

The new free online course, “How to report safely: Strategies for women journalists and their allies,” will teach how to create a safety plan and manage and mitigate risks encountered while reporting.

Tribute to those killed during citizen protests in Nicaragua April 2018

April marks three years of social crisis in Nicaragua; journalists tell what it's like to work under repression from the regime

The demonstrations are a milestone in the country, because, after them, the Nicaraguan regime and supporters of the governing party, the Sandinista National Liberation Front, turned against the press and opponents.

Two Brazilian journalist associations launch initiatives against judicial harassment

The Brazilian Press Association filed two lawsuits with the Federal Supreme Court to curb the abuse of lawsuits against journalists. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism launched a program to provide legal support to independent journalists targeted by lawsuits.

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Journalists in St. Vincent fight ash and with limited resources to cover historic eruption of volcano in middle of pandemic

Journalists on the 150 square mile island of St. Vincent are showing how residents are grappling with the continuing eruptions of La Soufrière, fallen ash, evacuations, water shortages and damage to homes in the midst of a global pandemic.

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Prosecutor dismisses death threats against Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz as she faces another legal proceeding

After receiving two death threats on social media in the last six months, Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz recently learned that the public prosecutor will not open an investigation in either case.

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Journalists demand effective protection from Paraguayan State against threats and cases of violence

In Paraguay, 19 journalists have been murdered in the last 30 years, but few cases have been solved. The Bureau for the Safety of Journalists in Paraguay calls for effective measures to protect and prevent crimes against journalists.

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U.S. State Department report on human rights and press freedom around the world draws ire of some Latin American leaders

Governments of several Latin American countries have struck back after the U.S. State Department released its report on human rights practices around the world, including comments regarding freedoms of expression and of the press. However, the annual reports, which are now in their 45th edition, are welcomed by press freedom and journalism groups in nations […]

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Knight Center, UNESCO, WHO & UNDP partner to offer free online course for journalists covering the COVID-19 vaccines

To help journalists inform the public about the COVID-19 vaccines and fight disinformation surrounding them, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas teamed up with UN agencies to offer a free online course taught by experts in the field. 

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After attracting more than 3,000 students, Knight Center MOOC on fact-checking during COVID-19 now available as self-directed course

“Disinformation and fact-checking in times of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Knight Center, is now available as a self-directed course.

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Collaborative network aims to change media narratives about Latin America’s Indigenous communities

Red Tejiendo Historias, or The Story Weaving Network, is geared at connecting non-Indigenous journalists, Indigenous journalists, and Indigenous communities to build a more robust conversation about coverage of peoples native to the American continent.

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Representation and diversity are characteristics that should be inherent to media, according to opening panelists at Knight Center diversity conference

Watch video of this conference panel. Two journalists who shared life and professional experiences in their search for diversity in the news opened the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism. The first invited speaker, Ruthy Muñoz, wanted to be a journalist since she was 9 years old. Her parents are Dominican, but she […]