Grupo Globo, the largest media conglomerate in Brazil and Latin America, announced on Jan. 19 that it would unify the newsrooms of its newspapers Extra and O Globo. As part of the process, the outlets fired more than 30 journalists. According to the editorial director of O Globo, Ascânio Seleme, the measure aims to streamline costs and implement “radical” changes, which should turn the focus of the outlets to digital production.
“We are back here after a year, ten months in which this group of journalists, of which I am part, suffered under a blow from censorship that expelled us from Mexican radio.” This is how Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui began the first internet broadcast of the new version of her traditional radio program “Aristegui En Vivo.”
After several years of joining forces, the “Rebel Alliance” took another step forward in its struggle to survive the forces of the dark side.
Major U.S. newspaper, The New York Times, collaborated with award-winning Salvadoran investigative news site El Faro to publish a report about the gangs of El Salvador.
When Ecuadorians head to the polls on Feb. 19, 2017, they will have eight candidates to choose from as a replacement for current President Rafael Correa, who will leave that office after 10 years.
Contrary to common assumptions, the implementation of paywalls – barriers that restricts non-paying users' access to websites – has contributed to growing the audiences of major Brazilian newspapers, which have also recorded a significant increase in the sale of digital subscriptions.
“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and collaborative investigation.
Judicial decisions on freedom of expression and access to information of the highest courts of 16 Latin American countries are available for free consultation now that the Freedom of Expression Case Law online database in Spanish is available.
Digital sites from Latin America and Spain were recognized as the winners of the four main prizes handed out by the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award on Sept. 29 during the festival of the same name in Medellín, Colombia.
Researcher Olga Khrustaleva is looking for journalists and activists across Latin America to share their experiences with Internet censorship. Her goal: to map types of Internet censorship in the region and to find out how journalists and activists are changing their behavior as a result.