Mexican photogrpaher Alejandro Cossío, of the weekly ZETA in Tijuana, was awarded for his work “Mexico at the Breaking Point,” announced the Ibero-American New Journalism Foundation (FNPI).
Journalist Herbin Hoyos, of the program “Voices of Kidnapping” (Voces del Secuestro), was awarded the Tolerance Prize by the Community of Madrid for his fight for freedom and coexistence, EFE reports.
Renowned journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro is among the winners of the 2010 Maria Moors Cabot Prize. The annual award recognizes excellence in coverage of Latin American and Carribean issues and is organized by the Journalism School at Columbia University.
Leila Guerriero was named Iberoamerican New Journalism prize winner in the text category for her work “Rastro en los huesos” (Trail in the bones), published in the magazine Gatopardo. The report was chosen from among nearly 1,000 entries, announced the Iberoamerican New Journalism Foundation (FNPI).
Renowned Colombian journalist Hollman Morris' U.S. visa application was rejected on June 16, The Progressive is reporting. The story did not say why the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá denied his visa.
A Brazilian investigator reporter and the founder of Indonesia's first independent radio network are the recipients of the 2010 Knight International Journalism Awards, the International Center for Journalists announced.
The fifth annual freedom of expression award from the Casa América Catalunya honors the work of Diario Co Latino for its defense of freedom of expression and its struggle to solve crimes committed during El Salvador's civil war, EFE reports.
Veteran journalist Mónica González Mujica received the 2010 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize at a ceremony in Brisbane, Australia. In her acceptance remarks before 300 people she recognized her colleagues throughout Latin America and sought support for the region punished by killings, organized crime, self-censorship, and silence, EFE reports in Spanish. See other stories in English and Spanish.
The International Press Institute (IPI) named Lydia Cacho as an IPI “World Press Freedom Hero," to recognize her contributions to press freedom and investigative journalism in the defense of human rights.
Spanish journalist Judith Torrea has spent 12 years working as an independent journalist. Last year she created the blog “Ciudad Juárez, en la sombra del narcotráfico” (Ciudad Juárez, in the shadow of narcotrafficking), where she reports on the crimes of drug mafias, stories that traditional media aren't always able to report. For this work, she has won the Ortega y Gasset Prize for Digital Journalism, El País reports. See this recent interview with Torrea in English by Salon.com.