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Leader of a kechwa Amazonian community in Peru with journalist Hugo Anteparra during an expedition in the Amazon rainforest.

‘Investigatour' program seeks to strengthen investigative journalism skills of journalists from the Amazon region of Peru and Ecuador

Investigatour Amazonía, an initiative created by Convoca in Peru and replicated by Fundamedios in Ecuador, aims to encourage the training of journalists from Amazon regions. The focus is on data journalism, digital narratives and security so that journalists can develop in-depth stories on environmental conflicts and organized crime suffered by their communities.

Winners of the 2023 Gabo Award.

2023 Gabo Awards recognize Latin American journalism that unveils cases of repression, injustice and corruption

Feature stories by El Espectador (Colombia), IDL-Reporteros (Peru) and Réporter Brasil (Brazil) won the Gabo 2023 Award in Text, Image, and Coverage categories, respectively. The awards gala also honored journalist Jennifer Ávila (Honduras) and denounced injustices against Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, who has been imprisoned for almost a year.

How journalists from 10 countries investigated organized crime in the Amazon in memory of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira

The Bruno and Dom Project, led by the French organization Forbidden Stories, brought together more than 50 journalists from 16 news outlets to continue the work of British journalist Dom Phillips, who was with Brazilian Indigenous affairs expert Bruno Pereira when the two were murdered in June 2022. LJR spoke with some of the journalists involved in this collaborative effort.

Panoramic view of the Peruvian Congress

Pending vote on 'Gag Law,' Peru's Congress goes on the offensive against press freedom and media react

Peru's parliamentarians launched various attacks to restrict press freedom, and journalist associations are resisting as best they can. A controversial bill may fail in Congress, but other threatening initiatives remain under discussion, reflecting deteriorating democratic conditions in the country.

Illustration of a woman with pink hair looking at a photo album,

Identities denied: Behind a feature story that makes hate towards trans people visible in the Peruvian justice system

Two journalists analyzed in depth the discourse of rulings for change of name and gender of trans people in Peru. They told LJR about the challenges of analyzing 208 sentences through data journalism, while taking care of their own mental health in the process.

Young woman journalist with long black hair points a camera to a fence covered with protest signs in Peru

Judicial harassment of feminist journalists: Two current cases in Latin America

Journalists Catalina Ruiz-Navarro, from Colombia, and Graciela Tiburcio Loayza, from Peru, share personal testimonies about judicial harassment they have been subjected to for years for practicing their profession. These are the consequences of making public allegations of abuse and sexual harassment against powerful men.

Indigenous woman holding a sign walks on a street in Lima, Peru, with people in the background.

Quechua journalists and scholars criticize Peruvian mainstream media’s coverage of protests and allege bias against Indigenous people

Quechua journalists and scholars denounced the Peruvian mainstream media’s coverage of recent political protests, alleging a lack of representation for Indigenous voices in the news. Quechua doctoral students at the University of Texas hosted a webinar on Feb. 20 featuring Indigenous journalists and scholars from various regions of the country.

Graphics of journalists being hit with a background of a protest in Peru.

After experiencing the most violent year for the press in 2022, journalists in Peru start 2023 with almost one attack per day while covering the social crisis

A little more than a month after the departure of President Pedro Castillo, the Peruvian press has experienced more than 70 cases of aggressions including beatings, insults and vandalism of equipment and facilities by demonstrators, as well as threats, obstruction of coverage and even an attack with rubber bullets by police officers.

Mine in the middle of the rainforest

Journalists from Brazil, Peru and Venezuela share tools and best practices to improve illegal mining coverage

Using satellite imagery and geo-referencing, following the trail of trafficking networks and taking care for the safety of journalist and sources are techniques that journalists Yvette Sierra of Mongabay, Joseph Poliszuk of Armando.Info and freelancer Hyury Potter have applied in their investigations of illegal mining in Latin America.

Daniel Alarcón

‘You know you owe those people a great deal. Above all, to write the story as faithfully as you can’: Daniel Alarcón, 2022 Maria Moors Cabot Award

Peruvian-American journalist Daniel Alarcón will receive the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University on Oct. 11. Alarcón spoke with LJR about the significance of this award, the success of the podcast Radio Ambulante, advice for younger journalists, and about his personal and family projects.