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CPJ launches secure digital platform to submit reports of attacks against journalists and press freedom

Using the SecureDrop system, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) launched a digital platform that journalists and other people around the world can use to share information with them or to report violations of press freedom. Read more »


Report shows decrease in threats on freedom of expression in Uruguay

A report released in May by the Center for Archives and Access to Public Information (CAinfo for its name in Spanish) registered a decrease in threats on freedom of expression in Uruguay. The text also showed that most of the cases occurred in the capital of Montevideo and are related to obstruction of journalistic work. Read more »


Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya returns reparations she received as victim of the armed conflict


Jineth Bedoya Lima, the Colombian journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and subjected to sexual violence on May 25, 2000 by a paramilitary group in retaliation for her work as a journalist, formally returned the administrative reparations that the Colombian State awarded herRead more »


Journalists call on government for thorough investigation after another colleague is killed in Veracruz, Mexico

Journalist Manuel Torres González, 45, was shot in the head from behind on May 14 after leaving state offices in the city of Poza Rica in northern Veracruz, as reported by Milenio, citing the Attorney General of Veracruz. Read more »


Journalists around the world need to be educated on digital security tools to confront risky situations, report says

As cyber attacks become more common for journalists and news organizations, more cyber security courses and guidelines for protection will follow. Yet, according to a researcher studying the issue, most journalists are not taking the necessary measures to protect themselves. Read more »


Attorney General of Colombia calls former intelligence agents for questioning in case of psychological torture of journalist

Four former officials of the now defunct Department of Administrative Security (DAS) in Colombia were called for questioning by the Attorney General’s Office as part of its investigation of the threats and psychological torture of journalist Claudia Julieta Duque, according to newspaper El Espectador. [Read a brief explanation of the scandal below] Read more »


IPYS Venezuela says 2015 is the most critical year for freedom of expression in the country since 2002

In 2015, Venezuela saw the highest number of violations to freedom of expression and right to information since 2002, according to a recent annual report from the Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its initials in Spanish) Venezuela. Read more »


Knight Center launches new MOOC in Portuguese on how to make journalistic videos for the web

Offering attractive multimedia narratives has become essential to digital media following the growing trend of online video audiences worldwide. Two recent studies, one conducted by the Tow Center and another by the Reuters Institute, point to online audiovisual production as one of the "super powers" of journalists who seek to differentiate themselves in the digital market. Read more »


Peruvian journalists release book of investigative research tools in the era of massive data

Since Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público was born two years ago, its four founders knew that in addition to their investigations, they wanted to offer a space to share knowledge and experiences that could be useful to colleagues not only in Peru but throughout the region.

So, since the site’s creation, they have been involved in various activities such as workshops and trainings, and have even published explanations about how they produced special projects. Read more »


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