Shaping Regional Synergies: Digital Media, Investigative Reporting, and Collaboration for Improving Democracy and Accountability in Latin America

Dolors Palau-Sampio


Media from various Latin American countries have joined forces in the past few years to work together in cross-border investigative reporting. This article analyzes how the impetus of organizations such as the Institute of Press and Society (IPYS) and the Foundation for a New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI) have helped to weave networks and associations since the 1990s to shape regional synergies that have made possible the building of media alliances from different countries, the purpose of which is to address common issues from a regional perspective. The collaborative initiatives are being coordinated by a new generation of digital media outlets led by experienced reporters and funded by various foundations. In addition to focusing on political wrongdoing, these articles also examine business interests, which is a new concept, considering the history of investigative journalism in the region.


investigative journalism, Latin America, digital media, collaborative reporting, regional alliances

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