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Topic “Latin America”

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 »

Latin American journalists can now apply to business accelerator seeking to invest in new media projects

Journalists in Latin America seeking to start their own news sites can now apply to join the first class of Media Factory, a media business incubator that’s offering to invest $75,000 per team and mentor participants on how to run a successful publication. Read more »

Journalists from Brazil, Colombia, U.S. among winners of 2013 Maria Moors Cabot Awards

Brazilian investigative reporter Mauro König, Colombian magazine Semana’s editor-in-chief Alejandro Rubino Santos and U.S. journalists Jon Lee Anderson and Donna DeCesare, both of whom have focused on covering Latin America for several decades, are the four journalists who will receive this year’s prestigious Maria Moors Cabot Prize. Read more »

Independent news sites in Latin America form new association

Ten investigative media platforms from Latin America combined forces to create ALiados, a network to strengthen mutual cooperation and find new ways to sustain independent journalism. ALiados formed in Buenos Aires, on June 15, where representatives from the news sites met to discuss and create its founding document, the Declaration of Al Maitén. Read more »

Amnesty International’s annual report highlights threats against freedom of expression in Latin America

Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Mexico and Dominican Republic were the countries in the Americas with the most alerts on violations or possible threats against freedom of expression in 2012, according to Amnesty International's 2013 annual report on the state of human rights around the world. Read more »

Diversity in Latin American markets drives paid content strategies

Defying the print media crisis in many parts of the world, Latin American newspapers and magazines continue to enjoy rising circulation and advertising revenue due to growing middle classes and economies left largely unscathed by the financial crisis. Read more »

On World Press Freedom Day, UN leaders call on others to "renew their commitment" to freedom of expression

Dignitaries, heads of states, journalists and advocates arrived in San José, Costa Rica yesterday, Thursday, May 2, for the welcoming reception of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s World Press Freedom Day conference.  Read more »

POY Latam 2013 photography contest names first winners, enters final leg

After receiving more than 30,000 images from 1,300 photographers in the continent, the Picture of the Year Latin America 2013 photography contest entered its final leg this week as judges began naming winners in some of the categories. Read more »