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Awards and Opportunities

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Venezuelan publishing house Editorial Dahbar receives an award from the American Publishers Association for its defense of freedom of expression

On Nov. 30, the Association of American Publishers awarded the International Freedom to Publish/ Jeri Laber Award to publishing house Editorial Dahbar. LJR spoke with its founder Sergio Dahbar about his career and the challenges faced by the journalistic and publishing industry in Venezuela.

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‘[In Mexico] it’s very common to receive threats of various kinds and I am no exception’: Juan Villoro, 2022 Gabo Award for Excellence

As part of the 2022 Gabo Festival, which returned to its in-person version this year and made its debut at its new venue in Bogota, Colombia, several awards were presented to outstanding journalistic works from around the region. On Oct. 21, the 2022 Recognition of Excellence Gabo Award was presented to Mexican writer, journalist, chronicler, and critic Juan Villoro for his renowned and extensive career.

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Coda.Br data journalism conference returns in hybrid format and celebrates 50 years of Philip Meyer's 'precision journalism'

The seventh edition of the Brazilian Conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods - Coda.Br, which runs from Oct. 31st to Nov. 6th, will once again have a face-to-face event in São Paulo. The conference will include people from around the world who want to follow panels and workshops online, as a celebration of the legacy of American journalist Philip Meyer, who coined the term "precision journalism" to designate the work with data in the profession.

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New generation of Latin American journalists receive awards for leadership and social impact

The One Young World organization awarded Daniel Villatoro from Guatemala and María Paulina Baena from Colombia with the Journalists of the Year 2022 award. LJR interviewed both journalists to learn about their impressions of the award, what it is like to do journalism from Latin America, and what is the current situation in their countries.

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Gabo Festival returns to face-to-face format and debuts in Bogotá, Colombia, celebrating 40 years of García Márquez's Nobel Prize

On Oct. 21, 2022, Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, will host for the first time the Gabo Festival, which resumes face-to-face after two years of online editions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. On the same day 40 years ago, Gabriel García Márquez was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature. His acceptance speech "The Loneliness of Latin America" inspired the tenth edition of the Festival, which bills itself as an event for "storytellers."

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‘You know you owe those people a great deal. Above all, to write the story as faithfully as you can’: Daniel Alarcón, 2022 Maria Moors Cabot Award

Peruvian-American journalist Daniel Alarcón will receive the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University on Oct. 11. Alarcón spoke with LJR about the significance of this award, the success of the podcast Radio Ambulante, advice for younger journalists, and about his personal and family projects.

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Open call for proposals to strengthen investigative journalism in Latin America, amid challenges

The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR) has a call for proposals to fund national and cross-border investigative journalism in several Latin American countries. LJR spoke with journalists who received support last year about their experiences and the difficulties they face when doing investigative journalism.

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Opportunities in U.S. universities and organizations have made a difference for Latin American journalists. Applications now open

From spending an academic year working on a journalism project to touring and learning from the best newsrooms in the United States, internships at U.S. universities and organizations have marked the professional lives of hundreds of Latin American journalists. Learn how to follow in their footsteps and apply.

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Galápagos launches second edition of training in digital journalism with more hands-on workshops

The second edition of the Jornada Galápagos de Jornalismo is open until Sept. 19th. In this edition, which takes place three years after the first one, the program includes more hands-on workshops and more time for interaction between participants and speakers.

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Third edition of El Surti's Latinográficas will address climate change and teach how to hack algorithms to benefit visual journalism

The third edition of Latinográficas, El Surti's learning and collaboration program designed to boost visual journalism in Latin America, will address misinformation and violence around climate change and will include a segment on how to flip digital platform algorithms in favor of content.