Authorities grant protection guarantees to Peruvian photographer Iván Orbegoso after he received threats against his life following the publication of a photograph showing a police officer firing straight ahead during a demonstration.
The traditional Vladimir Herzog Award disqualified one of the photography finalists after a complaint from an indigenous organization, which claimed that the image was not authorized. The journalist defended his work and said he showed human rights of indigenous peoples were being violated.
Ferry, whose career spans more than three decades, is described as a photojournalist "with the patience of an anthropologist and great humanity" by the Columbia Journalism School.
The rule is to work from home, however, for a certain group of press professionals, this isn’t a possibility. Photojournalists need to be on the streets to document the crisis closely.
Authorities released Venezuelan freelance photographer Jesús Medina Ezaine from Ramo Verde military prison late in the evening of Jan. 6
Honduran photojournalist and writer Tomas Ayuso is the 2019 recipient of the James Foley Award for Conflict Reporting from the Online Journalism Awards.
The photos of journalists from Latin America, Spain and Portugal were recognized this year during the 2019 POY Latam Awards, founded in 2011 by Loup Langton and Pablo Corral Vega and held every two years.
The free online course “Visual Journalism: Looking at the other in the age of selfie” will be taught by celebrated and award-winning photographer João Pina from March 4 to 31, 2019. Register now!
Brazilian photojournalist Daniel Arroyo was hit by a rubber bullet fired by a military police officer (PM, for its initials in Portuguese) on Jan. 16. He was covering a protest against the fare increase for public transportation in São Paulo when he was injured in the right knee.