Head of Latin America division
Blog about quality journalism in the digital age with a focus on journalists working in developing and emerging countries.
For the first time in Bolivia young journalists are receiving professional journalism training in a new, one-year program. Esther Paola Mamani and Sady Daniel Rojas are among the first students to take part.
Guatemalan youths from rough urban areas are often stigmatized, but their new website "Reporteros Jóvenes" is giving them a voice. As project manager Camilla Hildebrandt reports, this has been an intensive undertaking.
The World Cup project "Once Amigos" was not only a fantastic reporting opportunity for young journalists, it also allowed them to form strong friendships. Participant Robin Hartmann shares his experiences.
Latin America's violent history means journalists need to report in a responsible and sensitive way. A DW Akademie workshop gave reporters new insights on how to cover conflicts and the issues arising from them.
The "Radio Joven" project takes youths seriously, says the young Guatemalan. DW Akademie has been working with up-and-coming Guatemalan journalists since 2009, developing programs that attract young listeners.
Carolina Lopez from Mexico and Alejandro Fuentes from Bolivia met at DW Akademie's recent Berlinale film festival workshop held in Berlin. Both work for film festivals in their own country.
The Venezuelan journalist is taking part in the "Once Amigos" project. He hopes the collaboration between Latin American and German reporters will provide the media in his home country with new inspirations.