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Topic “Latin America”

International experts discuss media concentration in Latin America and the Caribbean

From Nov. 18 to 19, international experts are meeting in Bogota, Colombia to discuss the situation of the media, legislation, ownership concentration and/or control and the impact on freedom of expression and the exercise of journalism. Read more »


Instagram account offers new lens on life in Latin America

From one day to the next, followers of the Instagram account Everyday Latin America can travel virtually from Paraguay to Costa Rica to Mexico and beyond. Read more »


New website Sin Etiquetas promotes homophobia-free journalism in Latin America

The newly launched Sin Etiquetas, or “No Labels,” is a website dedicated to promoting homophobia-free journalism across Latin America.

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RSF features 14 Latin American journalists in list of 100 Information Heroes

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) featured 14 journalists from Mexico, Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Peru in a list of 100 Information Heroes that the organization put together to highlight the work of journalists facing adverse circumstances around the globe and celebrate World Press Freedom Day, which takes place each year on May 3. Read more »


Mexican journalist Elena Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize


On Wednesday April 23, Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska received the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcalá in Henares, near Madrid, Spain, according to the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


During Ibero-American Colloquium, journalists discuss revenue diversification and differentiation strategies


 A group of journalists representing media from several Latin American countries presented the successes, obstacles and future plans of their organizations on April 6 at the Seventh Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Brazil surpasses Mexico as country with most journalists killed in Latin America: RSF 2013 report

More than 20 years after the fall of the dictatorships and civil wars that dominated Latin America, the region continues to be marked by a strong retaliation against the press, according to Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) most recent annual index on the state of press freedom, which was published on Feb. 12. Read more »


Knight Center survey shows interest for investigative journalism in Latin America but lack of training in the field


Despite Latin American journalists' high interest in investigative journalism, there is a shortage of strong university-level programs to teach these skills and professional journalists consider that they do not have the resources in their newsrooms to conduct in-depth investigations, according to a recent survey conducted by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Impunity, the biggest threat to freedom of expression in the region, IFEX report says

In the last 20 years, 670 journalists have been killed in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to delegates from the IFEX-ACL alliance, which recently presented their Annual Report on Impunity 2013: "Faces and Traces of Freedom of Expression in Latin America and the Caribbean." The crimes -- most of which remain unsolved -- have turned impunity into the biggest threat to freedom of expression in the region. Read more »


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