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Brazilian projects for media literacy and combating false news find allies outside journalism

Brazilian media literacy and anti-disinformation projects decided to leave newsrooms and seek allies outside the journalistic bubble, with courses for digital influencers, teachers and students, employees of the Judiciary and companies in the most varied sectors, from banks to health plans. Many of these projects, which have emerged in recent years, start from the basis […]

First keynote speakers announced for ISOJ 2020: The Guardian’s editor-in-chief and The New York Times’ chairman

The in-person component of the 21st ISOJ has been canceled. Both The Guardian and The New York Times have been celebrating important milestones of success in the last months, as global newspapers that have found success in the digital era. Their stories will help set the tone for the two days of the 21st ISOJ, the International Symposium on Online Journalism, at the University of Texas at Austin from April 24 to 25, 2020.

Registration for the 21st ISOJ now open: Sign up now and take advantage of early-bird rates

Journalists, media executives, scholars and news enthusiasts from around the world are invited to register for the 21st International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ).

Projeto Voces Expertas

Ecuadorian journalists create directory of women experts to encourage diversity of sources in the press

Journalists Isabela Ponce and María Sol Borja, from the Ecuadorian website GK, developed a digital platform called Voces Expertas, to bring together women experts with the aim of increasing the presence of women among journalistic sources in Latin America. Any woman can register with the system, which has been receiving applications for three weeks and is due to launch in […]

Glenn Greenwald

Brazilian prosecutors charge Glenn Greenwald after reporting on leaked messages; journalist says it’s ‘an attack on free press'

 U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald was charged by the Federal Public Prosecutor (MPF, for its acronym in Portuguese) for alleged involvement with hackers who accessed messages exchanged through the Telegram application by various authorities

Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in Ibero-America opens applications for the 2020 edition

The 2020 edition of the course “International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists” opens applications to all magistrates, judges and judicial operators in Ibero-America.

Lydia Cacho

Man convicted for torture of Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho will serve more than five years in prison

Juan Sánchez Moreno, who was commander of the Attorney General's Office of the state of Puebla, was convicted on Jan. 15 for the crime of torture against Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, which occurred in 2005

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Attacks on the press in Brazil rise 54% in 2019, according to Fenaj report

Attacks against media outlets and journalists in Brazil increased by 54 percent in 2019, compared to the previous year, according to general data from the report of the National Federation of Journalists (FENAJ)

Telesur

Parliamentary leader Juan Guaidó creates Presidential Commission to restructure Telesur

*This story has been updated. Juan Guaidó, Venezuelan opposition leader, announced on Twitter that he will “rescue” the state channel Telesur – which also covers news from Latin America – “to put it at the service of truth, plurality, Venezuelan and regional democracy.” Guaidó was elected president of the National Assembly on Jan. 5, 2019, when he was a […]

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New reports of illegal espionage of journalists in Colombia reignite fears

Illegal espionage of journalists and other public personalities, including magistrates and politicians, seems to have another chapter in Colombia after almost a decade ago

IACHR report on corruption and human rights asks governments in the region to protect journalists

Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression

LUTO Mexico

Mexican radio host and manager found dead in Michoacán during first week of 2020

Fidel Ávila Gómez, 46, was last seen on Nov. 29, 2019 in Huetamo, Michoacán, but was reported missing on Dec. 2