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Unprecedented lawsuit threatens to shut down far right radio in Brazil, reigniting free speech discussion

A legal action that could take Brazil's radio station Jovem Pan off the air has once again fueled the debate on the limits of free speech. The lawsuit accuses the station of disseminating content that undermined the electoral process, incited civil disobedience, and promoted a coup. Experts weigh in on the case, highlighting the compatibility of the prosecution's claims with Brazilian legislation.

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Journalistic objectivity under debate: Professionals defend self-reflection and new practices at the 18th Abraji Congress in Brazil

All journalistic reporting is the result of choices. What forces shape these choices and how do they relate to journalistic objectivity? At the 18th International Congress of Investigative Journalism, held by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji) from June 28 to July 2, professionals debated objectivity in light of the changes journalism has undergone in recent decades.

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Latin American journalists experiment with ChatGPT in their writing, editing and idea generation processes

Although initially perceived as a threat, Latin American journalists are taking advantage of ChatGPT, and other AI-based tools, in their writing, translation, editing, data analysis, and idea generation processes. However, the results provided by ChatGPT may not be reliable and require human fact-checking.

Winners of the 2023 Gabo Award.

2023 Gabo Awards recognize Latin American journalism that unveils cases of repression, injustice and corruption

Feature stories by El Espectador (Colombia), IDL-Reporteros (Peru) and Réporter Brasil (Brazil) won the Gabo 2023 Award in Text, Image, and Coverage categories, respectively. The awards gala also honored journalist Jennifer Ávila (Honduras) and denounced injustices against Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, who has been imprisoned for almost a year.

Feminist perspective enables a broader look at journalism, say experts in webinar

The second webinar of the new series promoted by the Network for Diversity in Latin American Journalism was dedicated to deconstructing myths about feminist journalism. Michelle Nogales (Bolivia), Alejandra Higareda (Mexico) and Graciela Tiburcio Loayza (Peru), moderated by Lucia Solis (Peru), shared insights and reflections based on their trajectories as feminist journalists.

CPJ report on press freedom situation in Ecuador reveals ‘an unsettling crisis’

On June 28, the Committee to Protect Journalists presented its report "Ecuador on edge: Political paralysis and spiking crime pose new threats to press freedom," which describes the current crisis facing journalism in the country.

Journalist duo presents the most complete investigation ever made about sexual abuse in the Catholic Church in Brazil

In the book "Pedophilia in the Church: An unprecedented dossier on abuse cases involving Catholic priests in Brazil," journalists Fábio Gusmão and Giampaolo Morgado Braga describe the first panorama of sexual abuse against children and adolescents by the clergy in the largest Catholic country in the world.

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4 things you should know about Cuba's new Social Communication Law

The Cuban regime signed into law a bill that seeks to regulate the media ecosystem on the island and to continue restricting freedom of expression of independent news outlets. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarizes the four most important points regarding the approval of this new social communication law.

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Exiled journalists from Colombia and Cuba to teach at Spanish university how to do journalism in hostile environments

Colombian journalist Andrea Aldana and Cuban journalist Loraine Morales, who live in exile due to hostility towards journalism in their countries, will strengthen their teaching skills while sharing their experience with journalism students, as part of a program promoted by Reporters Without Borders and Spain's Miguel Hernández University.


ISOJ will celebrate its 25th anniversary in April 2024 with a special global hybrid conference

The International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, will celebrate 25 years of discussions on the present and future of digital journalism on April 12 – 13, 2024. Since 1999, this unique hybrid annual conference has brought together hundreds of journalists, media executives, scholars and students both online and in person at the University of Texas at Austin.

In a country with a Black majority, whites make up 84% of the people who write in Brazil's three main newspapers, study shows

Black people are 55.9% of the Brazilian population, but only 9.5% of the people who sign texts in the printed editions of Estadão, Folha de S. Paulo and O Globo. This is one of the findings of a survey that alerts to "a very serious cultural, social and political problem" with the under-representation of non-white people and women in newspapers.

Latin American journalists discuss current challenges and opportunities for the profession at RightsCon 2023

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarized three panels dedicated to press freedom at the 12th edition of a major human rights and technology conference, RightsCon, held this year in Costa Rica. Journalists from Central America and the rest of Latin America discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.