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Juan Pablo Bieri, former manager of RCTV Colombia. Photo Twitter

Manager of Colombian public media system presents his resignation after complaints of censorship

After a little more than 24 hours of controversy created in Colombia after the publication of an audio recording in which the manager of the country’s Public Media System (RCTV) is heard looking for options to remove a program whose presenter criticized a government bill, Juan Pablo Bieri presented his resignation to the Colombian president.

Police guard facilities of Channel 12 in Nicaragua and inspect staff

On the morning of Jan. 24, Nicaraguan Channel 12 was surrounded by riot police and more than thirty red beret police officers, reported Artículo 66.

Registration is now closed for ISOJ 2019

Registration for this year’s International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) is now closed as we've reached capacity. However, live streaming will be available at isoj.org.

Rafael Murúa Manríquez

First journalist killed in Mexico in 2019 reported threats to his life and was under federal protection

A journalist who denounced receiving threats was found dead in Baja California Sur after having been reported as disappeared earlier in the day.

CARLOS FERNANDO CHAMORRO EN ISOJ

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Chamorro goes into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the press grows in his country

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, one of the most important journalists in Nicaragua, and founder and editor of the magazine Confidencial, decided to go into exile in Costa Rica as repression of the independent press grows in his country, as he announced on Jan. 20.

Nicaraguan newspapers change format due to lack of printing supplies that are stuck in customs

Nicaragua’s oldest newspaper reports it is having to change format due to withholding of ink, paper and other printing supplies by the General Directorate of Customs, according to news agency EFE.

Honduran journalist convicted in 2016 could go to prison after confirmation of sentence

On Jan. 11, the Honduran Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of a journalist who received 10 years in prison in 2016 for crimes of injuria and defamation.

Lydia Cacho

For the first time, Mexican government makes public apology to journalist tortured 14 years ago

For the first time, a journalist who was arbitrarily detained and tortured at the end of 2005 after revealing an alleged corruption network at the governmental level received a public apology from the Mexican government for what happened.

Pedro Joaquín Chamorro

Riot police surround awards ceremony location as best in Nicaraguan journalism is recognized inside

Hours before the start of a ceremony to recognize the best journalism in Nicaragua, riot police -- a constant during protests that have rocked the Central American country since April -- started to surround the ceremony location.

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Attacks on the press in Ecuador decreased by 52% during 2018, according to annual report from Fundamedios

Attacks on freedom of expression in Ecuador decreased by 52 percent in 2018 compared to the previous year, according to the annual report from Fundamedios. The organization recorded 144 attacks from January to December 2018, while in 2017 there were 297 cases.

The Nieman Lab’s Josh Benton interviews keynote speaker Marty Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post, at ISOJ 2018. (Mary Kang/Knight Center)

In 2018, we reached 40,000 students through our online courses, covered journalism in Latin America and convened the 19th ISOJ

As we look back on 2018, we’re reminded of how many journalists are seeking opportunities to acquire new skills, share best practices, and network with colleagues online and in person.

ICFJ opens nominations for the 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) put out a call for nominations for the 2019 Knight International Journalism Awards.