Silvia Viñas · May, 2013

Latest posts by Silvia Viñas from May, 2013

VIDEO: Journalist Who Fled Mexico Speaks

  28 May 2013

“I abandoned my investigative work. I will never go back to investigative reporting because of the lack of protection by the Mexican state, which should guarantee my family’s safety and my freedom of expression. Unfortunately, many journalists live with fear as they work.”

Colombian Vallenato Hats Made in China

  25 May 2013

Andrés Bermúdez comments on China Files about ” The day vallenato was sung in Chinese” [es], a musical reaction to the Chinese industrial production of sombreros vueltiaos, one of the most important artisan crafts from Colombia.

A President for the Internet?

  24 May 2013

According to [es]a recent poll [es] by Taringa! in Latin America, around 10 % of Internet users say it is not necessary to have a president for the internet, 8% nominated themselves for the job and Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom got third place. Meanwhile 82% say that learning to do...

Update on Colombia Peace Process

  22 May 2013

WOLA (Washington Office on Latin America) has published an update on the talks between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The report concludes: As they pass their six-month anniversary, the talks are proceeding in an atmosphere of increased, though still moderate, optimism. This will grow...

Over 3,000 Participate in Data Journalism MOOC

  15 May 2013

More than 3,000 students are participating in the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas‘ second Massive Open Course (MOOC) in Spanish: “Introduction to Data Journalism.” The course began on May 13, but registration is still open.

Rios Montt Testifies in Genocide Trial

  10 May 2013

On the 26th day of the historic Genocide trial against former de facto head of state Efrain Rios Montt and his Head of Intelligence Jose Mauricio Rodriguez Sanchez, the prosecution and defense gave their closing statements and the main accused, Rios Montt, finally declared. James Rodriguez shares a photo essay...

Let's Talk About Blogs

  8 May 2013

1. What do you have in mind when creating a new post? Your personal style? Other blogs? Your experience? Your readers? 2. How do you save your content or remember ideas? Notebooks? Favorites? Pinterest? 3. When publishing a post, do you check the grammar or just publish? …

Photos of Modern-Day El Salvador

  7 May 2013

These are not pictures for tourism purposes — these are pictures to educate and illustrate issues facing modern day El Salvador. Tim's El Salvador Blog links to a collection of photos on Global Eyes Media. The project by Jeff Hammond, Noah Bullock, and Doriana Westerman, “focused on documenting Salvadoran themes that...

Costa Rican Blogger (Almost) Meets Obama

  6 May 2013

While Laura [Chinchilla] was talking, at one point he [Obama] turned and looked toward my direction. I took the opportunity and put on my best smile and raised my hat as a greeting. With my other hand I was holding his book over my chest. And you know what? He...

Freedom of the Press in Colombia

  4 May 2013

Colombians commemorated World Press Freedom Day showing their outrage over the May 1 attack against journalist Ricardo Calderón from Semana magazine. Calderón was investigating corruption among military officers [es]. On Twitter the hashtag #NoNosCallarán [es] (we will not be silenced) is trending in Colombia.

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