Category: International

International journalists keep up the good fight despite government attacks, appreciative 24th ISOJ audience hears

View video of the panel here. This article has been updated.* Journalists from around the world discussed the precarious state of media in their home countries during a panel chaired by Ann Marie Lipinski, curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, at the 24th annual International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ) on April …  Read More

Journalists call on organizations, lawmakers to support reporters in exile, ISOJ audience hears

View video of panel here. A group of journalists who have been exiled because of their reporting called on lawmakers, news organizations, and nonprofits to help find ways to sustainably support reporters in similar situations. The journalists gathered at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin on April 15 to discuss how they …  Read More

Journalists from seven countries to present on state of global news media at ISOJ 2023

Global independent journalism has faced significant challenges in recent years, ranging from ongoing threats against reporters to major economic and technological shifts affecting news outlets. At the 24th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ), journalists from seven countries will present on the state of global news media. The session will take place on Friday, April 14, …  Read More

‘Exile Journalism:’ ISOJ to discuss how journalists use technology to cover the countries they were forced to abandon

They work in newsrooms that have been relocated to neighboring countries, or sometimes, much farther from home. They left after being imprisoned, threatened with criminal charges, or labeled as “foreign agents.” Despite all this, they continue to report on the places they left behind. Cases of “exile journalism” have been proliferating around the world and …  Read More

Collaboration among fact-checkers has made a difference during recent disinformation crises, said fact-checkers from Latina America and Spain

For media specializing in fact-checking, collaboration has been crucial in tackling the disinformation crises that have recently broken out around the world. This is how leading fact-checkers from Latin America and Spain see it: Laura Zommer, executive director of Chequeado (Argentina); Liliana Elósegui, editor-in-chief of Verificado (Mexico); Cristina Tardáguila, Senior Program Director of the International …  Read More

‘This is not a profession for people who want to be silent,’ says Univision’s Jorge Ramos on journalists’ role when democracy is at risk

Journalists have two main responsibilities they should be able to fulfill, said Jorge Ramos, co-anchor of Noticiero Univision at the 23rd International Symposium on Online Journalism in Austin, Texas. First, report reality as it is, not as journalists wish it would be. And the second is to serve as a counterweight to power. Ramos gave …  Read More

Journalists from Asia and Latin America to discuss online journalism and press freedom during special ISOJ lightning session

Through its 2021 World Press Freedom Index, Reporters Without Borders found that “journalism is completely or partly blocked in 73 percent of the 180 countries” it ranks. The organization noted a “decline across the board” in terms of press freedom in Latin America, while Asia-Pacific was hit with censorship and disinformation. Journalists from these two regions …  Read More

Journalists from the Global South share how innovation helped their newsrooms to reach new readers, find new stories and combat disinformation

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tai Nalon, executive director of Brazilian news organization Aos Fatos, said they saw a flood of disinformation among Brazilians on social media networks. The digital fact-checking startup quickly set out to combat that with a new tool, Radar Aos Fatos. The tool uses algorithms to root out key …  Read More

López Obrador crea polarización con ataques a la prensa y poca transparencia, dicen periodistas mexicanos

Con poco más de cuatro meses en el poder, el presidente de México, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, ha implementado una estrategia de acoso y descalificación contra los medios de comunicación que está provocando una polarización de la prensa de ese país, de acuerdo con los periodistas Salvador Camarena y Daniel Moreno. Camarena, director general de …  Read More