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El Faro, El País, and La Silla Vacía win Premio Gabo awards for 2021

"The Gabo Foundation, an institution founded by journalist and Nobel Prize laurate in Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, announced the winners of the Premio Gabo 2021, the premier journalism award in Spanish and Portuguese, in its four contest categories: Text, Image, Coverage, and Innovation. 'Massacre in Tamaulipas. The American Dream dies in Mexico' and 'Beyond the […]

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CPJ honors Guatemalan journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz with press freedom award

"The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) paid tribute Thursday to brave journalists from Guatemala, Mozambique, and Myanmar by presenting them with CPJ’s 2021 International Press Freedom Awards (IPFA) in New York. (...) The awardees recognized at the event included Mozambican investigative journalist Matías Guente, Guatemalan radio journalist Anastasia Mejía Tiriquiz, and Myanmar journalist and Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) founder Aye Chan […]

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Brazil: Lupa launches fact-checking training program focused on 2022 electoral coverage

Agência Lupa [from Brazil] has just launched the Mirante training program. Registrations are open until Nov. 28. The training in fact-checking and media education is focused on the 2022 electoral coverage Brazil. The program is open to students and professionals from all areas who have an interest in building solutions to combat disinformation by exploring […]

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9th Gabo Festival begins today and runs until Nov. 20

"The most important festival of citizenship, journalism and culture, the Gabo Festival, will be held this year from Nov. 15 to 20. The event is organized by the Gabo Foundation, created by the journalist and Nobel Prize winner for Literature Gabriel García Márquez, and offers workshops, master classes and talks for all curious minds in […]

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Latin American journalists among nominees for 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its acronym in French) is unveiling the nominees for the 2021 RSF Press Freedom Awards, which will be awarded on 18 November. Journalists and media outlets from 11 countries have been nominated for the awards that will be given in three categories – journalistic courage, impact and independence." Nicaraguan weekly […]

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Another edition of ForoCap is back, organized by Salvadoran media outlet El Faro

From Nov. 4 to 11, the series of conferences, events and journalistic workshops ForoCap 2021 will be held. They are organized by the investigative journalism site El Faro, from El Salvador. In this edition the events will be held from 3 countries, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, with face-to-face and virtual access. "You will be […]

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Applications open for Rainforest Investigations Network Fellowships from Pulitzer Center

"The Pulitzer Center has opened its call for applications to the Rainforest Investigations Network Fellowships. In its second year, the network will select a new cohort of journalists to receive financial and editorial support to investigate the most pressing issues driving deforestation in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. ... December 15, 2021, is […]

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Media from 8 countries win the WAN-IFRA LATAM Digital Media Awards

"The LATAM Digital Media Awards, presented by the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), recognize companies, press entities and media affiliated with the industry in the region, who have adopted innovation and digital strategy as part of their product offerings to impact the way news and information is consumed today. With a record number of […]

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Guatemalan journalist is among next ten fellows selected by Reuters Institute at Oxford University

"Ten journalists from around the world are beginning their Journalist Fellowship at the Reuters Institute in October 2021. During their time in Oxford, they will explore the future of journalism through seminars, networking, a personal project of relevance to them, and most importantly through learning from one another's experiences, challenges and strategies to solve them. […]