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Clear objectives and integrated teams were central conversations at the Latin American Conference on Data, Innovation and Investigative Journalism (ELDIP)

In mid-July, the news outlet from Peru Convoca.pe held the Latin American Meeting on Data, Innovation and Investigative Journalism (ELDIP). LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) attended the conference and summarizes the points discussed that facilitate the creation of innovation teams and successful investigative stories.

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Mexican university offers training in investigative journalism with a gender perspective

Investigative journalism often uncovers illegalities and injustices and contributes to the securing of and access to rights. In the case of gender inequalities, investigative journalism also plays a crucial role. A university in Mexico seeks to fill the gap in training on this topic through an online course in investigative journalism with a gender perspective.

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Laura Castellanos (Mexico) and Daniel Matamala (Chile) are among recipients of 2022 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes; Special Citation to Javier Garza Ramos from Mexico

Mexican independent journalist and co-founder of Reporteras en Guardia Laura Castellanos and Chilean investigative journalist and author Daniel Matamala are among the 2022 recipients of the Maria Moors Cabot Awards, announced on July 21 by the Columbia University School of Journalism in New York City. Peruvian-American journalist Daniel Alarcón and British foreign correspondent in Mexico Ioan Grillo were also winners of the Cabot Gold Medals.

How Brazilian authorities amplify misogynistic and racist attacks against journalists on social media

Online harassment of journalists in Brazil has intensified in recent years due to the potential for exposure created by social media and the institutionalization of these attacks. President Jair Bolsonaro’s attacks against journalists have naturalized this type of violence in these online platforms, and those who should support these professionals are guilty of lack of accountability, reveals a study on violence against journalists on social media.

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In Venezuela, independent news outlets keep investigative journalism alive despite challenges

All winning stories in this year’s IPYS’s National Journalism Contest were published by independent digital news outlets. This situation remains the same, year after year, due to the Venezuelan government’s censorship. The collaboration and support of international organizations has been key to keeping investigative journalism alive in Venezuela

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'The media need to adapt their management models to ensure newsrooms with diversity, inclusion and a gender focus': 5 Questions for Mariana Santos, director of Chicas Poderosas

Having newsrooms with more leadership spaces for women, trans people and non-binary individuals will result in journalism that contributes more to building more inclusive societies, said the founder and executive director of the organization Chicas Poderosas.

How to cover the climate crisis - and fight disinformation

Learn to cover climate change and combat disinformation in a new Knight Center course. Sign up now. It’s free!

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the free multilingual online course "How to Cover the Climate Crisis — and Fight Disinformation." Over a four-week period, students will learn about climate science and climate journalism, and disinformation efforts targeting them.

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Using artificial intelligence, geo-journalism and data journalism, journalists dodge some of the dangers of covering the Amazon

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela are using innovative methodologies, strategies and tech tools to address the environmental and social conflicts that threaten the Amazon, without putting themselves at risk by going deep into the rainforest.

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After more than 20 years, court confirms responsibility of the Colombian State in violating human rights of journalist Claudia Julieta Duque

Colombian journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, who for two decades experienced psychological torture, life in exile and persecution for a journalistic investigation, said that the recent decision of the highest court of Colombian public administration is the most important in the fight for justice in the face of violations of her human rights.

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Mexican environmental journalists unite to launch network centered on marine issues

The Mexican organization Causa Natura has launched the Journalism Network of the Sea (Repemar), an initiative that seeks to coordinate journalists interested in marine issues, provide support, guidance, training and financing opportunities. The network also wants to support environmental journalists and minimize the risks suffered when practicing the profession in Mexico.

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More journalists murdered in Latin America in last six months than in all of 2021: PEC

Twenty-two journalists were murdered in Latin American countries between January and June 2022. Data are from the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC). The number is higher than the total number of journalists killed in countries in the region last year: 17. It is also higher than journalists killed in coverage of the war in Ukraine: 16 in the same period.

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Justice for journalists in Guatemala: Prosecutor archives more complaints than it brings to trial

Statistical data shows that in the last three years, the most common response of the Guatemalan public prosecutor to cases of attacks against journalists was dismissal. Only 1 percent of the cases end up with a conviction. Under Attorney General María Consuelo Porras, the budget to investigate crimes against this profession was reduced by 77 percent.