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Mexican journalists launch project documenting the impact of violence on women by reflecting on their own stories

In the 10 years of the violent Drug War in Mexico, journalists have rarely had the time to reflect on how the violence affects both them and the people around them. Read more »


Latin American journalists among winners of the King of Spain Awards

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico and Uruguay were among the winners of the King of Spain International Journalism Awards on Jan. 24 in its 34th edition, news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Spanish journalist deported ahead of protests in Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities deported Spanish freelance journalist Aitor Sáez ahead of protests planned for Jan. 23, continuing a pattern of treatment towards international journalists prior to mass demonstrations. Read more »


Reports on school shooting in Mexico raise ethical debate between media, civil society and the State

Recent media coverage of a rare school shooting in Mexico has generated a large debate between the media, readers and the State, concerning the ethics of journalistic publication of reports with violent images. Read more »


Well-known Honduran journalist killed in coordinated attack in San Pedro Sula

This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.

Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »


Expelled from Mexican radio after “blow from censorship,” Carmen Aristegui’s show returns via the internet

“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.” Read more »


Mexico's Pictoline engages audiences by explaining complex issues with intelligent, fun graphic communication

This story is part of a series on Innovative Journalism in Latin America and the Caribbean.(*)


When Eduardo Salles co-founded Pictoline at the end of 2015, he was not trying to explain the world with “little drawings.” Rather, the challenge was to use design as a tool to make information relevant and understandable for all people. Read more »


Experts criticize entity created by the Peruvian government to regulate access to public information in the country

The Peruvian government recently formalized the creation of the National Authority for Transparency and Access to Public Information, whose purpose is to ensure the proper application of the Law on Transparency and Access to Public Information, enacted 13 years ago, reported newspaper La República. Read more »


Mexican journalists at risk while covering protests over rising gas prices; at least 20 attacked

Since Jan. 1, hundreds of Mexicans have taken to the streets of different cities in the country to protest the increase of up to 20 percent in the price of fuel. Some of the protests for the “gasolinazo,” as the demonstrations are known, have become violent, including looting and clashes with police with number of people killed, injured and detained. Read more »


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