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Three South American journalists covering the war in Ukraine

An Argentine, a Chilean and a Brazilian share the challenges they have faced while covering the conflict from the front lines of this Eastern European country. A dangerous environment is not the only obstacle and challenge for journalists in Ukraine. The logistics of coverage have also been complex.

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Collaborative mega investigation of the ‘Pandora Papers’ increases relevance of small and independent media in Latin America

Many of the more than 100 Latin American journalists who participated in the Pandora Papers collaboration, the largest journalistic investigation in history, belong to small and medium-sized newsrooms, whose relevance has been strengthened by the impact of their investigations and by their work with large media around the world.

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How a journalism agency specializing in Brazil’s Freedom of Information Act managed to get 27 years of pension payments released

Seventy stories and still counting. This is the main result of an ongoing struggle waged since 2017 for the disclosure of all pension and retirement payments from the Brazilian government. On the front line is Fiquem Sabendo, a journalism agency specializing in the country’s Freedom of Information Act.

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Data journalist reports on missing women in Mexico using training and funding from Microsoft and Knight Center

For almost two years, investigating missing persons in Mexico has become almost an obsession for journalist Itxaro Arteta of news site Animal Político. So, when Microsoft and the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas opened applications for funding and training in data journalism, Arteta had no doubts about the topic for her proposal.

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Venezuelan digital magazine analyzes 20 years of data on fires in protected areas despite government opacity

Despite a lack of a monitoring system for public fires in the country, the journalists at Venezuelan digital magazine Prodavinci put together a project mapping two decades of fires in the country's protected areas. They used satellite data from abroad and worked with academics for this data journalism project.

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Part 3 of the LJR glossary of journalistic expressions brings reader behind the scenes of leaks, rowbacks and more

The third installment of the LJR glossary of journalistic expressions introduces words and terms such as bastidor, trascendió, vazamento, leak, filtración, trial balloon, borrego and rowback, among others

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Eight more journalistic expressions in Portuguese, English and Spanish that every Latin American journalist should know

Second version of LJR's internal glossary of journalistic expressions used to translate the magazine's articles.

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Peruvian professors create multimedia report telling the stories of men who found refuge from the pandemic in a bullring

With a podcast, book of crónicas with thoughtful photographs and a mini-documentary in Spanish with an English version, the publishing house of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC, for its acronym in Spanish) tried to portray the dignity of eleven men by telling their stories.

Journalist Hélio Fernandes was one of the main critical voices against the Brazilian military dictatorship. (Courtesy)

Documentary shows persecution of the military regime against Brazilian journalist Hélio Fernandes, who just turned 100

Documentary reconstructs moments of persecution suffered by journalist Hélio Fernandez, owner of newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa, under Brazil’s military dictatorship. Today, at the age of 100, Fernandes still writes daily on his blog and on Facebook.

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International reporting project publishes five reports linking journalist deaths to drug cartel violence in Mexico

Sixty journalists from 25 media outlets in 18 countries got involved in The Cartel Project, which investigated the vested interests behind the murders of journalists who covered violence and organized crime in Mexico.