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Velocidad Fund shares key areas necessary for digital news outlets in Latin America to become independent, sustainable, and reach a broader audience

Media accelerator Velocidad shared lessons learned in 16 months of consulting, follow-up and financial support to ten news outlets in Latin America. During this time, these media organizations saw improvements in their organizational structure, audience loyalty, business model and product vision and culture.

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Murder of journalists in Brazil: documentary shows recurrent violence in small towns

Brazilian documentary 'Boca Fechada' (Gagged) starts from the stories of three journalists killed by gunmen. The film shows the vulnerability of journalists with a critical voice in small towns in the interior of the country.

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Brazilian news census identifies a reduction of news deserts and a greater importance of online journalism

Atlas da Notícia identified a 9.5% reduction in the number of municipalities considered news deserts in Brazil. News deserts are municipalities that do not have local journalistic information and today these number 5 out of 10 Brazilian municipalities.

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Journalists and national and international organizations cry out for justice after the seventh murder of a journalist in Mexico in 2022

Journalist Juan Carlos Muñiz was murdered in Zacatecas on March 4. Organizations such as RSF, Article 19 and the IAPA, as well as journalists from Mexico and abroad, called for Mexican authorities to stop the violence against journalists.

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How to stay safe while covering violent conflict in Latin America

Experts in the coverage of violent confrontations in Latin America warn of the need for comprehensive security training that involves the entire newsroom, from bosses to reporters.

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Multilingual webinar and free self-directed courses help women journalists and allies fight threats and violence

To help raise awareness for the threats women journalists face around the world, and promote concrete solutions, the Knight Center, International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) and UNESCO are jointly organizing a free, multilingual webinar on International Women’s Day, March 8 at 10 a.m. U.S. Central Time.

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Peruvian Prime Minister allegedly tried to exclude Grupo El Comercio from the allocation of state advertising because of political reasons

The president of the Council of Ministers of Peru (PCM), Aníbal Torres allegedly tried to interfere with the allocation of state advertising for a government school campaign, requesting the exclusion of the media from Grupo El Comercio. Experts and organizations spoke out.

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The WINN network mentorships provide a space of support and trust among Latin American women journalists

The WINN network of women journalists offers, since November 2021, free 30-minute online mentorships with highly experienced journalists. In this second attempt at a mentoring program, they have been successful in providing a space of support and, often, also a therapeutic space for young journalists from Latin America.

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‘Structural flaws’ hamper the effectiveness of mechanisms to protect journalists in Brazil, Colombia, Honduras, and Mexico, points out RSF

A report by Reporters Without Borders found “serious problems that require urgent changes” in the mechanisms for protecting journalists in these four countries, which account for 90% of the murders of journalists perpetrated in Latin America in the last ten years.

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Latin American journalists covering violent conflicts in their own countries grapple with uncertainty and ever-changing dynamics

Stories about gangs and criminal organizations, border areas with the ambiguity of their limits and jurisdictions, marginal urban towns or a simple central plaza of a city taken over by drug cartels are some of the Latin American topics and scenarios where journalists of the region can find their best reports or a life or death situation.

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The ‘concentrated press’ and its opposition to President Pedro Castillo in Peru: 5 questions for Gustavo Gorriti

Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti, in an interview with LatAm Journalism Review (LJR), analyzes the relationship between the current Peruvian president Pedro Castillo and the traditional press or "concentrated press" and the independent press, from his turbulent career as a presidential candidate to his shaky first months of government.

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Who were the journalists murdered in Mexico so far this year?

The journalists who were victims of the wave of violence at the beginning of 2022 have common denominators such as being independent or working on their own native digital projects on local issues of politics, insecurity and corruption.