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Register for free Spanish course ‘Diversity in the news and newsrooms’ from the Knight Center and Google News Initiative

The Knight Center is offering a free online course in Spanish, “Diversity in the news and newsrooms,” which runs from Jan. 11 to Feb. 7, 2021. Register today!

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'Only the work of the press can guarantee a bit of the right to the truth': Honduran investigative journalism site digs into colleagues’ murders

One of the main missions of site Reporteros de Investigación of Honduras is to investigate the murders of its colleagues, as well as obstacles to press freedom in the country.

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Mexican journalist photographs intimate objects of murdered colleagues to pay them tribute with the Vestiges Project

Proyecto Vestigios launched on December 6. This photojournalistic project was created by Félix Márquez of Veracruz, Mexico, and tells the story of seven journalists murdered in his state between 2011 and 2015.

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English course ‘Digital investigations for journalists’ is now available in a self-directed version

The course ‘Digital investigations for journalists: How to follow the digital trail of people and entities' now has a self-directed version so video lessons, readings and digital resources are available for free.

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Latin American journalists create site about menopause to inform, face taboos and empower women

The website, in Portuguese and Spanish, aims to raise awareness and inform about the climacteric, a period that lasts more than a decade.

Impacto do aquecimento global na saúde pública é tema atual para jornalistas. Foto: divulgação

Guide shows Latin American journalists how to cover the climate crisis with a focus on public health

A guide recently launched by the organization Saudé sem Dano (Health Care Without Harm) provides tools for journalists in Latin America to include the perspective of public health in coverage of climate change.

Sale of Semana magazine and subsequent wave of resignations may affect plurality of journalism in Colombia

The acquisition of the magazine by the Gilinski family, one of the richest families in the country, and the resignation of at least 16 journalists and columnists may affect the plurality of journalism in the country, but could be an opportunity for digital natives, say experts.

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Latin American media support the education of schoolchildren and advise teachers with programs and content

Three Latin American news sites are tackling the wave of misinformation with education, focused on training schoolchildren to become critical readers from a young age.

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Latin American podcasts on femicide show systemic violence and institutional failures

The narrative journalism podcasts Praia dos Ossos and The Red Note start with crimes committed decades ago, to address a reality that persists in the region: systemic violence against women and a macho culture that blames the victims

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GIJN’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories from Latin America

This round-up highlights some of the top investigative stories produced in Spanish by Latin American media outlets in 2020. Deep-dive investigations into important but often overlooked topics: stories about femicides in Mexico, COVID-19’s impact in the Amazon, and Latin America’s untold migrant chronicles.

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Reporting scholarships expand the diversity of voices in digital outlets and create opportunities for freelancers

Offering reporting scholarships, through open and public calls, is a way for journalistic outlets to diversify their stories, and a democratic opportunity for freelance journalists.

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InSight Crime celebrates 10 years of in-depth reporting on organized crime in Latin America

InSight Crime is a hybrid organization, “part media, part think tank and part academic research institution,” as the founders describe it. Its focus is organized crime that runs through much of the Americas.