On the occasion of Journalist's Day in Guatemala on Nov. 30, a collective of journalists under NoNosCallarán [We won’t be silenced] spoke out against the attacks they have been exposed to for practicing their profession and held a sit-in against the criminalization of journalists in front of the public prosecutor's office.
With interactive games, independent media outlets Cuestión Pública and Convoca, from Colombia and Peru, respectively, seek to bring the news to younger audiences, to contribute to greater media literacy and to present complex investigations in a playful way.
Stigmatization, threats, detentions, and intimidation are some of the attacks faced by journalists when covering elections in Latin America. In the last semester of 2023, these attacks became evident in the electoral processes in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela.
In general, news media often depict the arrival of green hydrogen to Latin America as “the magic solution” to climate change. But a group of journalists is carrying out more critical coverage of the impact of the production of this energy source in the region.
A Superior Court of Colombia recently sentenced one of those involved in the case of aggravated torture against journalist Claudia Julieta Duque to 12 years in prison. The journalist said the sentence left a “bitter” taste because the convicted former intelligence official is on the run.
One month after Hurricane Otis, journalists in Acapulco, Mexico, struggle to report in the face of a lack of infrastructure, damaged equipment and personal losses. The cyclone aggravated the already critical situation of journalism in the state of Guerrero, and the devastation threatens the survival of local media and the work of independent reporters.
At the second Ibero-American conference held by the Women In The News Network (WINN), journalists debated the impact of generative AI on newsrooms, the importance of journalistic ethics and how to rescue credibility of media outlets among the public.
After noticing that traditional media in Latin America do not usually cover community self-governance initiatives, Mexican communicator Pamela Carmona created Autonomías Podcast, which tells stories about how communities in Latin America access water and care for the environment themselves.
LupaMundi, an interactive map from the Brazilian fact-checking agency Lupa, sheds light on the global state of laws against false information. Countries in Latin America generally don't have specific laws on the subject, and scholars warn of the risks of political manipulation of the issue.
An investigation that included thirty-five testimonials from journalists who have worked as fixers in Mexico showed there are dynamics of unequal collaboration between local journalists and foreign correspondents. Fixing Journalism seeks to change this situation by collecting testimonials and creating a guide of recommendations.
Most data journalists in Spanish-speaking countries are new to the discipline and have learned on the job, according to new research from a university in Spain. Additionally, most surveyed data journalists in Spain and Latin America are full-time employees and see their professional situation positively.
An investigative project used leaked data from the Colombian Public Prosecutor's Office to uncover new strategies and global configurations of drug trafficking. LJR spoke to journalists who worked on the transnational collaboration, which involved more than 40 news outlets and around 100 professionals.