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Persistent optimism: Emilia Díaz-Struck's journey from Caracas, Venezuela to becoming GIJN’s new executive director

The work of Venezuelan journalist Emilia Diaz-Struck, appointed incoming executive director of Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), shows that optimism, collaboration and networking are the best response to difficult challenges facing journalism today.

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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.

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Latin American journalists experiment with ChatGPT in their writing, editing and idea generation processes

Although initially perceived as a threat, Latin American journalists are taking advantage of ChatGPT, and other AI-based tools, in their writing, translation, editing, data analysis, and idea generation processes. However, the results provided by ChatGPT may not be reliable and require human fact-checking.

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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Venezuelan independent news outlet launches NFT collection inspired by digital censorship

Following its line of innovation, Venezuelan independent news outlet Efecto Cocuyo launches a collection of NFTs, an element of blockchain technology, to raise funds and denounce the digital censorship suffered in Venezuela. The collection contains 489 images that represent the days that the news outlet has been blocked in their country.

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Media, colleges and governments in Latin America experiment with creating virtual TV anchors using artificial intelligence

Grupo Fórmula in Mexico, the regime of Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela and the School of Arts and Letters of the Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Peru have recently created female TV anchors using artificial intelligence. LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) looks behind-the-scenes at each initiative and talks to their creators.

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Mutant journalism in Latin America: Community interactivity and gamer culture

"Today the quality of information is a collective endeavor among sources, readers, informants, and journalists," said media researcher Adriana Amado. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed her about her book "Journalism metaphors: Mutations and challenges," an investigation and reframing of concepts like "mutant journalism" and "gamer culture."

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Research on the impact of climate change in Uruguay achieves media and social impact

For the first time in Uruguay, a team of scientists and journalists analyzed different databases on the flood line and its impact on the population and relevant infrastructure along the coast of Montevideo. The result was "The submerged city," winner of the 2023 Sigma Awards that celebrate the best data journalism in the world.

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Journalists in Mexico and Brazil develop artificial intelligence tool to detect online hate speech against journalists

"Attack Detector" is a natural language processing model developed by members of Abraji and Data Crítica in order to explore the origin of violent narratives on Twitter against journalists in Brazil and Mexico, countries where such attacks are on the rise.

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Openness, collaborative mapping, sonification, and web extensions: Data-driven projects empower investigative journalism in Mexico

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) made a compilation of data-driven projects presented this year at the Open Data Day celebrated by the Mexican organization Social Tic. It also talked to some of the creators of these initiatives about the journalistic benefits of open data.