Journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Venezuela, as well as Spain and Portugal, were recipients of the 2018 King of Spain International Journalism Awards.
Journalists from El Salvador, Venezuela, Brazil and Panama were winners at the 15th edition of the Latin American Awards for Investigative Journalism. The Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its acronym in Spanish) and nonprofit Transparency International revealed the winners on Nov. 5 during the 2017 Latin American Conference for Investigative Journalism (COLPIN). In addition to recognizing the award winners, the organizations also provided funding for new transnational investigations.
Journalist advocacy organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF for its acronym in French) and TV5-Monde honored journalists and media outlets from Colombia, Mexico and El Salvador as nominees for their 2017 Press Freedom Prize.
Following her murder on March 23, 2017 in Chihuahua, Mexico, journalist Miroslava Breach has entered the tragic list of communicators who have been targeted by violence in Latin America for bringing to light the illegalities of criminal groups and public power in the region.
On Oct. 7, the Brazilian digital newspaper Nexo won a 2017 Online Journalism Award (OJA) in the category "General Excellence in Online Journalism - small newsrooms.” As a result, the outlet became the first in the country to win the top category of the prize from the Online News Association (ONA), which recognizes the excellence of digital journalism around the world.
The Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Festival in Medellín, Colombia recognized four Latin American journalism reporting projects from Cuba, Mexico, Colombia and Honduras on Sept. 29 as part of the 2017 Gabo Awards.
In just one year, Brazilian journalists received almost $1 million (U.S.) in prizes for their work. This is according to a recent report published by premiosdejornalismo.com, a site that catalogs awards available to journalists working in the South American country, with the idea that these prizes contribute to strengthening the trade.
The jury for the Gabriel García Márquez (GGM) Journalism Awards announced the “40 best journalistic works of Ibero-America” on Sept. 7 as part of the contests fifth year. There were 1,383 entries in the categories Text, Image, Coverage and Innovation.
Journalists from ten Latin American countries are among the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Inter American Press Association (IAPA).
Collecting information about journalism awards in Brazil has become something of an obsession for journalist Gustavo Panacioni.