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Lado B, a regional Mexican media outlet that tells stories of the people while still keeping an eye on the powerful

Mexican site Lado B, of Puebla, was born seven years ago with the objective of telling stories of people who are not usually within the purview of conventional newspapers. However, it is also a site that continues to be critical of those in power.

The News Atlas shows that 30 percent of Brazilian municipalities, shown here in yellow, are “almost deserts” for news. (Courtesy)

Almost a third of Brazilian cities are in danger of becoming news deserts, according to new survey

At least 30 percent of Brazilian municipalities run the risk of becoming "news deserts," areas without local news coverage.

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Requesting public data anonymously is now easier in Brazil thanks to new civil society and government mechanisms

For Brazilian journalists, the ability to keep their identity secret when requesting public data through the Law of Access to Information (LAI) has become easier recently.

President-elect of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro

Bolsonaro, president-elect of Brazil, follows Trump’s playbook and worries press freedom organizations

A presidential candidate, soon-to-be president-elect, launches repeated attacks on press outlets critical of his proposals and his actions, accusing everything he does not like of being false.

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Almost 9 million Colombians live in zones of silence, according to new report from FLIP

When the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, for its initials in Spanish) began in 2015, the team at the country's Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) wanted to measure the armed conflict's impact on local journalism.

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Latin America and the Caribbean celebrate three years of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

For the third year, Sept. 28 is being celebrated around the world as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

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RESEARCH: Ecuadorian students and digital media unite to fact-check presidential candidates

Data verification, or fact-checking, of facts of public interest and declarations of public figures has become a worldwide trend. This practice goes back to one of the basic principles of journalism, like the contrasting of sources.

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

Smartphones reign supreme for news consumers in Latin America, according to Reuters Institute

The 2018 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) surveyed four Latin American countries and found that in each case, a majority of respondents are accessing their news from their smartphones.