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Environment of fear affects electoral coverage in Guatemala

After fracturing her jaw with a single stroke, Susana Morazán’s aggressors made a threat: “stop talking bad about the government.” The event took place on Jan. Read more »


Charges against Ecuadorian cartoonist and newspaper spur protests and indignation


Update (Feb. 13, 2015): In a ruling announced February 13, the Superintendent of Information and Communication (Supercom) has levied administrative sanctions against the newspaper El Universo and Xavier Bonilla 'Bonil' for socio-economic discrimination following the publications of a cartoon on Aug. 5, 2014.  Read more »


Six students from the mobile journalism MOOC win scholarship to attend conferences at the University of Texas

Journalistic flair, creativity, and a smartphone. These were the tools used by the winners of a competition that will bring six students from the Mobile Journalism massive online open course (MOOC) to take part in the International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) at the University of Texas at Austin next April. Read more »


Threats to Colombian journalists continue amid peace talks

Advocates are reporting that criminal gangs and paramilitary groups in Colombia, one of the most dangerous Latin American countries for journalists, have been issuing death threats for journalists and human rights defenders for the past two months. Media and government representatives have called for investigation to find the sources behind these threats. Read more »


“Ocupe a Pública”: new crowdfunding from Pública Agency wants to bring the reader to the production of reports

“Remember that journalism is a matter too serious to leave only to journalists.” This phrase captures the spirit of the new crowdfunding project from Pública of Brazil. In its second endeavor into collective financing, the investigative journalism organization aims to collect 50,000 Brazilian reals to fund ten reports while allowing reader-collaborators to choose the list of topics and monitor the realization of the reports. Read more »


Knight Center new Spanish course: “Entrepreneurial Journalism: how to monetize and promote projects for the web”

Digital tools have made the creation of online journalism projects easier than ever. The problem, however, still remains on how to find and maintain an audience to keep the projects profitable or sustainable. The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is launching the course in Spanish, “Entrepreneurial Journalism: how to monetize and promote projects for web” in order to help solve this problem through practical lessons. Sign up now! Read more »


2014 was the “worst year” for freedom of expression in Venezuela, says Espacio Público

With a total of 579 violations and 350 cases, 2014 was the “worst year” on record in terms “guarantees to the human right to freedom of expression” in Venezuela, according to non-governmental organization Espacio Público. The number of violations and cases, they said, are the highest they have been in the past 20 years.​ Read more »


Hundreds of Mexican judges, lawyers take online course on freedom of expression offered by UNESCO and Knight Center

Nearly 1,000 Mexican judges, lawyers and other operators of justice participated in an online course on issues of freedom of expression and journalist safety offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas in association with UNESCO and in close cooperation with the UNESCO Office in Mexico.  Read more »


Disappeared journalist found dead in Veracruz, Mexico

Update (Jan. 26, 2015): The body of journalist José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was found in the early hours of January 24, according to the Office of the Attorney General (PGJ) in the Mexican state of Veracruz. The journalist had disappeared on January 2, when armed and unidentified individuals pulled him from his house, located in Medellín de Bravo.

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