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Knight Center announces program and speakers for the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism. Sign up!

The First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism will have 19 speakers from Latin America and the United States in four thematic sessions and two special tables on March 26 and 27, 2021.

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Following new investigation into 2012 murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, groups call on federal authorities to reopen case

An investigation by a coalition of international human rights organizations revealed several leads about the 2012 murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez and listed urgent guidelines for the judiciary to reopen the case.

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Brazil among countries where there is not a single non-white top editor across leading news brands, according to the Reuters Institute

Despite widely recognized as a diverse country, Brazil appears in the report as one of the three countries examined in a recent Reuters Institute report where there is not a single non-white editor in the sample, along with Germany and the UK.

Brazil among three countries where there is not a single non-white top editor across leading news brands, according to the Reuters Institute

This article was originally published in MediaTalks by J&Cia.   On UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism/ University of Oxford has published new research looking at the proportion of news editors that are non-white across 100 leading online and offline news brands in five […]

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Colombian State withdraws from historic hearing into abduction, torture and sexual assault of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

In what has been cataloged by various experts as "re-victimizing,” "unprecedented," and even "shameful," the Colombian State withdrew from a virtual hearing held by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) regarding the abduction, torture and sexual assault of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000. “The criminals have wanted to silence me […]

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Academic journal focusing on journalism seeks to expand reach by including more research from Latin America

Researchers from the Southern Hemisphere often do not have space in prestigious journals to submit their research. The UK-based journal Digital Journalism, one of the most reputable in the discipline, recently published Volume 9 with a special issue on Latin America, with articles by Latin American journalists and researchers.

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COVID-19 kills more than one journalist a day in Latin America; region is the world’s most fatal for press professionals

Swiss-based non-profit organization Press Emblem Campaign reports 908 journalists died of COVID-19 in 70 countries as of March 16. Of these, 505 occurred in 18 Latin American countries. That is, 55% of the total.

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Digital magazine wants to show what it's like to be LGBT in Central America

“Living leaves a mark” is the motto of the new digital magazine Impronta (Imprint), founded and directed by LGBT journalists from Central America and launched on March 7.

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Revista digital quer mostrar como é ser LGBT na América Central 

"Viver deixa uma marca" é o lema da nova revista digital Impronta, fundada e dirigida por jornalistas LGBT da América Central e lançada em 7 de março.

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Covering the COVID-19 vaccines: Register now for Knight Center’s new free online course in four languages

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering the new course, “Covering the COVID-19 vaccine: What journalists need to know,” which will run from March 29 - April 25 2021 and will be offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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Argentine research shows that fact-checking is effective to decrease amplification of false news

Fact-checking has little capacity to impact people's opinions, but increases the cost of disseminating, on the internet, something that has already been categorized as false.

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Pesquisa argentina mostra que fact-checking é eficiente para diminuir amplificação de notícias falsas

O fact-checking tem pouca capacidade de impactar a opinião das pessoas, mas aumenta o custo de difundir, na internet, algo que já foi categorizado como falso.