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UNESCO Report, “Schools for Judges: Lessons in Freedom of Information and Expression from (and for) Latin America’s courtrooms"

UNESCO report highlights Knight Center online courses among its initiatives to train judges in Latin America

Five years after its implementation, UNESCO's project to train judges, prosecutors and other judicial operators in Latin America on freedom of expression and access to information has become the most ambitious judicial training program in the region and has led to concrete results in the courts

Diario de Pernambuco, 4 de junho de 2018

Newspaper crisis arrives at the doorstep of Diario de Pernambuco, the oldest newspaper in circulation in Latin America

Founded in 1825, Brazil’s Diario de Pernambuco newspaper faces a financial crisis that has cut a third of its newsroom and keeps its employees on edge in the face of delays in the payment of salaries and suspense over the daily’s future.

The Journalists Memorial at the Newseum holds the names of press professionals who were killed while working. (Photo by Don McCullough is licensed under CC BY 2.0)

Names of slain Mexican and Colombian journalists added to memorial of Washington, D.C. museum for press freedom

The names of two journalists from Mexico and another from Colombia will be added to the Journalists Memorial at the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum.

Manuel Durán Ortega from El Salvador in the U.S.

Emergency deportation suspended for Salvadoran journalist detained by ICE two months ago in the U.S.

The Board of Immigration Appeals accepted the emergency suspension of the imminent deportation of Salvadoran journalist Manuel Durán, who since April 5 has been held in Louisiana detention centers belonging to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service.

The offices of 100% Noticias in Nicaragua were attacked with stones

Nicaraguan journalists are robbed, physically assaulted, threatened during second month of protests against Ortega

While reporters don helmets to cover violent protests in Nicaragua, human rights and press organizations are calling on the international community to pay attention to attacks on journalists and news media amidst protests against the government of President Daniel Ortega.

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Brazilian journalists launch project #OneByOne to tell the stories of murdered women in Pernambuco

The project #UmaPorUma (#OneByOne), launched at the end of April, is dedicated to telling the stories of every woman murdered in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil since the beginning of the year.

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Founder of longform journalism magazine in Brazil, João Moreira Salles advocates for more diversity in newsrooms

João Moreira Salles spoke about the principle challenges facing the Brazilian press today, chief among them a lack of diversity in terms of race, economics, gender, religion, geography and media ownership.

Court denies appeal from Brazilian photographer who lost an eye after being hit by rubber bullet while covering a protest

On Nov. 29, the São Paulo Court of Justice (TJ-SP) denied an appeal in the second instance from Brazilian photographer Sérgio Silva, who sought compensation from the State for losing his left eye after being hit by a rubber bullet while covering a protest in São Paulo on June 13, 2013.

Young Peruvian photojournalist injured in confrontation between police and protesters could lose his sight

Marco Antonio Ramón, a 25-year-old Peruvian photojournalist, could lose his left eye after being hit by a flurry of rubber bullets from the police while covering a protest for newspaper Peru.21 in Lima.

Judge exempts police from responsibility for blinding Brazilian photographer, says it was journalist’s own fault

In a decision that has been heavily criticized by organizations defending freedom of the press, Brazilian courts determined that a photographer was responsible for being hit by a rubber bullet during the country’s protests in 2013.

Despite threats, journalist murdered in Mexico City did not receive protection. What is happening with the protection mechanism?

Mexico was the second country in the region to implement a protection mechanism. However, after three years of its existence, its effectiveness continues to be questioned as the numbers of journalists murdered grow. This is the first of a series of posts about special protection mechanisms for journalists created by governments in Latin America.

Netizens call on CNN to apologize for sympathetic coverage of teenagers found guilty of rape

Netizens call on CNN to apologize for sympathetic coverage of teenagers found guilty of rape