5 Questions

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‘Times we’re living in demand journalism that calls a spade a spade’: 5 questions with Colombian journalist Carlos Eduardo Huertas

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with Colombian journalist Carlos Eduardo Huertas about his recent Maria Moors Cabot Prize 2023 gold medal. Huertas spoke about exposing hidden truths in Latin America, what good journalism should look like and the future of the profession.

‘I know I stray away from local patterns, and that puts me in danger’: 5 questions for Mexican journalist María Teresa Montaño

María Teresa Montaño, who has been investigating corruption in the state of Mexico for almost three decades, won two international awards in 2023 and published an investigation that had global repercussions. These triumphs, however, were marked by violence and job insecurity, she said in conversation with LJR.

Guyanese journalist Nazima Raghubir, president of the Guyana Press Association.

An increase of online attacks against journalists in Guyana is raising red flags: 5 questions for Nazima Raghubir, Caribbean journalism leader

Although violence against journalism in the Caribbean hasn’t reached the levels of other parts of the continent, a recent increase of online attacks in Guyana is raising red flags, according to journalist Nazima Raghubir. She spoke about challenges Caribbean journalism faces, such as inadequate access to information laws and the reluctance of politicians to engage with the press.

'In difficult times, hope is what makes us stronger': 5 questions for Claudia Ferraz, from the Wayuri Network of Indigenous Communication of the Amazon

The Wayuri Network, made up of Indigenous communicators from the Alto Rio Negro region, on the border between Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela, is celebrating its sixth anniversary in 2023. Claudia Ferraz, of the Wanano people, spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the work of the internationally-awarded network and the lessons from these six years of existence.

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By not doing our job 'we leave room for those who seek to intimidate us': 5 questions to Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez

Venezuelan journalist Ronna Rísquez, who specializes in violence and organized crime, spoke with LatAm Journalism Review about the publication of her first book 'El Tren de Aragua: The gang that revolutionized organized crime in Latin America,' about this criminal organization that has a presence throughout the region.

Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa

‘Independent journalists in Cuba are dying out and those who are left are tied up’: 5 questions for Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa

Journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa, who in January this year published his first book, ‘La Isla Oculta’ [The hidden island], spoke to LJR about how independent journalism in his country struggles to survive in the face of a dictatorship. Also, he talked about how he found, in the long-form crónica, the ideal genre to narrate the complexities of Cuba, his exile and capitalism.

'An independent press is as important as traditional media': 5 questions for Brazilian journalist Kátia Brasil

Brazilian journalist Kátia Brasil has 37 years of professional career and 33 years in the Amazon. For 10 years, she has been dedicated to covering the region at Amazônia Real, of which she is co-founder and co-director. She talked to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the challenges of investigative journalism focused on the Amazonian peoples.

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'Good journalism is good business': 5 questions for Venezuelan journalist Tamoa Calzadilla

Whether fighting against censorship in Venezuela or as one of the main drivers of fact-checking in Spanish in the United States, Tamoa Calzadilla always puts journalism first. Recently chosen by Forbes magazine as one of the 100 most creative people in the business world, LJR spoke with the journalist about this recognition and about the future of fact-checking.

Mexican photojournalist Pedro Valtierra

‘I’m among those who believe no one should risk their life for a photo or story’: 5 Questions to Mexican photojournalist Pedro Valtierra

Photographer Pedro Valtierra — who captured iconic images of the Sandinista Revolution in Nicaragua and the Indigenous uprising in Chiapas, and who was honored at this year's Guadalajara FIL — says it is important for journalists to record violence and social conflict, but without being reckless or taking sides.

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'Journalism is not a place for a single truth': 5 questions for Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes

Brazilian journalist Fabiana Moraes has in recent years honed her sharp critique of the coverage of Brazilian politics and society. She talked to LatAm Journalism Review about her new book, "A pauta é uma arma de combate" [The article is a combat weapon], in which she proposes a subjective journalism and talks about "how journalism can oppose scenarios of the destruction of people’s humanity."