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First Latin American Forum on Journalism and Religion Held at BYU

Journalists From Latin America Join BYU’s School of Communications in a Conversation About Religious Reporting

The BYU School of Communications, BYU International Center for Law and Religion Studies and International Association of Religion Journalists held the first First Latin American Forum on Journalism and Religion on March 23-24.

Twenty journalists from throughout Latin America and the U.S., communication professionals and human rights experts met at the Hinckley Center to hear speakers and panel discussions at a two-day forum.

They discussed “religion reporting; the intersection between press freedoms and religious freedom; journalism’s role in raising religious literacy; and avoiding pitfalls when reporting about religion in a political context.

Many BYU students and professors attended the event as well using interpreters.

See the article by Derek VanBuskirk here.