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Brazilian tool born out of the pandemic curates scientists’ social media posts for journalists 

Science Pulse is a social listening tool aimed at helping journalists to get the best out of the scientific community on Twitter and Facebook

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Eight journalistic expressions in English, Portuguese and Spanish that every Latin American journalist should know

The LJR team shares part of our internal glossary of journalistic expressions used to translate the magazine’s articles between English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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2020 in review: Knight Center reached 38K students, moved ISOJ fully online, launched new digital magazine & much more

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knight Center stepped up its online learning efforts and adapted its other programming to respond to journalists’ changing needs. In the beginning of the pandemic, we offered a multilingual MOOC on covering COVID-19 to thousands of journalists from around the world, and during 2020 we expanded our […]

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Ruling in favor of journalist Daniel Santoro sets a precedent in the protection of investigative journalism in Argentina

The ruling in Daniel Santoro's case defends the secrecy of journalistic sources as something "essential for the proper exercise of journalistic work," said ADEPA.

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Innovation and restrictions on the press in the midst of pandemic: a look back at the most important stories of 2020

To mark the end of 2020, the LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) team put together a list of the most interesting and important stories we’ve covered this year.

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At least seven journalists killed for their work in Latin America in 2020; Mexico deadliest country for profession in the region

At least seven journalists working in Latin America were killed in 2020 in reprisal for their work and two more while on a dangerous assignment, according to data from an annual report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

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Mexican authorities arrest former mayor in 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, but progress in case remains slow

In a move celebrated by journalists and press freedom advocates, Mexican officials announced the arrest of a former mayor in the 2017 murder of journalist Miroslava Breach.

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Data journalism project on missing women in Mexico wins Microsoft/Knight Center contest for training and funding

A data journalism project investigating thousands of cases of women missing in Mexico won $10,000 in financing and hands-on data visualization training, in a very competitive contest organized in a partnership between Microsoft and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin.

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International reporting project publishes five reports linking journalist deaths to drug cartel violence in Mexico

Sixty journalists from 25 media outlets in 18 countries got involved in The Cartel Project, which investigated the vested interests behind the murders of journalists who covered violence and organized crime in Mexico.

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Salvadoran site El Faro doubles down on filmmaking efforts with a story about gangs and relationships that is racking up awards

For more than a decade, journalist Carlos Martínez, from the Sala Negra investigative unit of Salvadoran site El Faro, has investigated the phenomenon of violence in Central America. From his experience following gangs, in an attempt to explain the social phenomenon, it’s possible he’s written about every aspect of them. However, when his colleague, photojournalist […]

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11 laws and bills against disinformation in Latin America carry fines, prison and censorship

Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.

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Coalition of nine Brazilian outlets maps 150 cases of violence during municipal elections

Together, the 34 journalists created a database of cases of violence against voters, politicians, candidates, the press and also against people working in the organization of elections, such as officials, inspectors and civilians.