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Revista Elementos in El Salvador releases podcast to reveal the human side of journalism

The team at Revista Elementos released the first season of the podcast Misceláneo that tells about the journeys of four Salvadoran journalists and seeks to change the government narrative of criminalization towards their profession.


Journalism training program amplifies Indigenous reporting on public health in Peruvian Amazon

Due to the lack of visibility of public health problems of Indigenous communities of Peru, digital media outlet Salud con Lupa created a training and scholarship program for journalism in the Peruvian Amazon. It also developed a network of Indigenous health communicators in the region.

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Starting in Latin America, NarcoFiles brings together journalists from 23 countries to reveal new global organized crime networks

An investigative project used leaked data from the Colombian Public Prosecutor's Office to uncover new strategies and global configurations of drug trafficking. LJR spoke to journalists who worked on the transnational collaboration, which involved more than 40 news outlets and around 100 professionals.

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A new station in Mexico City is making radio for social media — and filling local news gaps

Radio Chilango was born in response to the lack of local news sources to cover the massiveness of Mexico City, a capital of 22 million inhabitants. Its goal, beyond reaching current listeners, is to create new audiences through social media and other platforms.

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New initiative aims to support, train independent journalists from Nicaragua

The Foundation for Freedom of Expression and Democracy launched Sala de Edición, aimed at strengthening independent journalism in Nicaragua and Central America. Mentoring, editorial support, and guidance on the conceptualization of stories are some of the services provided.

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Disinformation during Brazil's latest election was in the spotlight at Global Fact 10 conference

Journalists and fact-checking agencies from Brazil discussed coalitions and measures taken during the 2022 presidential elections at the Global Fact 10 summit. The responsibility of social media platforms or text messaging apps in the spread of disinformation was among topics discussed.

Latin American journalists discuss current challenges and opportunities for the profession at RightsCon 2023

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) summarized three panels dedicated to press freedom at the 12th edition of a major human rights and technology conference, RightsCon, held this year in Costa Rica. Journalists from Central America and the rest of Latin America discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

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New Ibero-American Circuit of Podcast Festivals seeks to promote audio journalism and legitimize podcasting as a cultural industry

Seven podcast festivals comprise the Ibero-American Circuit of Podcast Festivals (CIFESPOD, by its Spanish acronym). The circuit’s goals include gaining recognition of podcasting as a cultural industry, joining forces for fundraising, creating a Latin American award for best podcast, and strengthening the production of narrative journalism pieces in audio.

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Climate Tracker mentoring program supports environmental journalism in Latin America in times of climate change

In May, a new cycle of the Climate Tracker Climate Journalism Mentoring Program began. It seeks to bring together journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean to produce climate stories, with a special focus on just energy transition. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) spoke with editors and alumni of the program to learn more about the initiative.

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Prodavinci expands its educommunication program to train Venezuelan journalists on health, economics and more

Considering the media crisis in Venezuela, Academia Prodavinci, the educational division of the investigative journalism organization, launched a journalist training program this year. It seeks to train journalists and students in topics such as health, economics and gender inequality in order to contribute to the development of a more solid, contextualized and analytical journalism.