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La Promesa Rota Prodavinci

Award-winning Prodavinci feature shows the collapse of the Venezuelan pension system through data journalism, art and multimedia

The journalistic multimedia work “La Promesa Rota” (The broken promise) turned opacity and polarization on its head through data collection and analytical work. It created a database that did not previously exist in the country, while at the same time forging a personal bond with readers.

WikiLAI reúne conteúdos explicativos e casos concretos de uso jornalístico da legislação que transformou o acesso a informações públicas no país

Fiquem Sabendo launches platform to facilitate the use of Brazil’s Access to Information Law

Created on the 10th anniversary of the enactment of Brazil’s Access to Information Act, WikiLAI brings together explanatory content as well as cases of how journalists have used the law that transformed access to public information in the country.

Fiquem Sabendo Lei de Acesso à Informação Jornalismo

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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Public information requests are an alternative for investigating drug trafficking in Mexico

To cover the so-called "War on Drugs," Mexican journalists are using the public information law to uncover the dark worlds of drug trafficking and the State’s fight against it.

Pablo Boczkowski

In book on abundance of information, Argentine researcher discusses ‘devaluation of news and revaluation of entertainment’

Pablo J. Boczkowski has dedicated himself in recent years to understanding what it means, for the individual and for societies, to live in a period of "qualitative leap in the amount of information.” Read LJR's interview with Boczkowski.

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Amid censorship and repression, Venezuelan media form fact-checking alliance for controversial legislative elections

The alliance, called Venezuela Verifica, brings together fact-checkers from seven organizations, under the coordination of the Venezuelan Press and Society Institute (IPYS Venezuela)

Public servants (in blue and brown jacket) try to hinder interview from patient (without mask) in front of hospital. Photo: screenshot

In the midst of the pandemic, city officials of Rio de Janeiro guard hospitals to prevent journalists from doing their job

Officials of the city of Rio organize to block journalists from carrying out their work in front of health units. Organizations denounce the systematic efforts against press freedom.