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Peruvian investigative site Ojo Público develops algorithm to track possible acts of corruption

An algorithm against corruption developed by the Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público identified that 40 percent of public contracts in Peru, between 2015 and 2018, have a risk of corruption.

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Bolsonaro government excludes Folha de S. Paulo from bidding and president recommends Brazilians "not buy the newspaper"

Brazil’s Secretary of Social Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, Fábio Wajngarten, accused Folha de S. Paulo of “defending a conspiracy for the exit” of President Jair Bolsonaro, and of “preaching disrespect, lies and frustrated attempts to demoralize him” in an article published in the newspaper Dec. 2.

Check out the women journalists working in Latin America who were honored as part of the IWMF #JournoHeroes campaign in 2019

This October, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas asked the journalism community to share some words about women journalists working in Latin America whom they admire. It was part of the third year of the #JournoHeroes campaign led by the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF). “Female journalists today face unprecedented hardships for simply speaking truth […]

Bolsonaro threatens not to renew TV Globo broadcasting license after report on investigation of Marielle Franco's murder

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro threatened not to renew TV Globo's broadcasting license after the broadcaster aired a report about the mention of the president's name in the investigation into the murder of Marielle Franco, a city councilwoman executed in Rio de Janeiro on March 14, 2018. In a live broadcast posted on Facebook at 4 […]

Project seeks to keep the world’s eyes on what is happening in Nicaragua despite the closure of journalistic spaces

Lack of access to public information, requests for interviews denied by public officials, control of printing materials, harassment, repression and violence are part of daily life for journalists in Nicaragua. The situation, which journalists have faced for years, began to worsen after the start of protests against the government of Daniel Ortega in April 2018. […]

During municipal elections in Colombia, journalists were prohibited from interviewing voters and entering polling stations: FLIP

The Colombian press had to overcome several obstacles to cover the municipal and regional elections of Oct. 27 in Colombia, according to the Press Freedom Foundation (FLIP, for its initials in Spanish) of Colombia. FLIP recorded nine cases of restriction to the press by the National Police. In some, law enforcement did not allow journalists […]

Mexico and Brazil among countries with highest rates of impunity for crimes against journalists: CPJ

Mexico and Brazil are the only two Latin American nations among a ranking of the 13 countries globally where the killers of journalists most frequently are unpunished, according to the 2019 Global Impunity Index published by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). “The impunity we have witnessed in these [13] countries year after year, and the […]

New president of Argentina promises normal relations with the press, even when journalists disagree with him

By Monica Yanakiew* Buenos Aires – Argentina’s newly elected president, Alberto Fernández, will take office on Dec. 10, as the country faces a debt crunch and rising fears of default. He promised to broker a “social pact” between business owners, workers and political parties, to stop inflation from spiraling out of control. But, Fernández also […]

Journalistic collaboration requires clear rules and organization, say Festival 3i attendees in Rio de Janeiro

There is a popular Brazilian saying: “O combinado não sai caro.” Or roughly, keeping your word doesn’t cost anything. This is a golden rule in collaborative projects between journalists, especially among different outlets or even across countries. That was the main lesson of the session, “The Urgency of Journalistic Collaboration,” held during Festival 3i of […]

Journalistic collaboration requires clear rules and organization, say Festival 3i attendees in Rio de Janeiro

There is a popular Brazilian saying: “O combinado não sai caro.” Or roughly, keeping your word doesn’t cost anything. This is a golden rule in collaborative projects between journalists, especially among different outlets or even across countries.

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Peru’s IDL-Reporteros wins Global Shining Light Award for investigative reports on corruption

In recent years, journalists at Peruvian investigative site IDL-Reporteros have dug into corruption scandals that implicated presidents, politicians and judges. Their work has led to legal investigations and reform, but also to online attacks and protests

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Honduran journalist who previously received death threats had gun put to her head outside home

Journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez, a journalist from Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa, Honduras who has previously received death threats, said a man put a gun to her head as she arrived home in her car on Sept. 26