Velocidad to Help Latin American Startups

A new initiative will identify and invest $1.5 million in promising news media startups in Latin America. Velocidad (which means “Velocity” in Spanish) is supported by the International Center for Journalists, SembraMedia and Luminate. The funders plan a rigorous selection process. A total of 75 digital news outlets will move forward in the first round, 25 semifinalists will continue to the second and eight to 10 will be chosen to receive investments.

Source: Velocidad

Posted on: April 15, 2019

UNESCO: LatAm FOI Laws Among Best

Latin American laws on access to public information are among the best in the world, according to a new UNESCO report. With the exception of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Venezuela, most countries in Latin America have laws that guarantee access to official information. The real challenges, the report notes, are in implementation, impact and access.

Source: Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: June 20, 2017