A new study in Brazil found that women journalists receive more than twice as many insults on their Twitter profiles as their male counterparts. In the survey, it was found that users who launch attacks against journalists try to delegitimize women’s intellectual capacity to exercise the profession and silence the press, point out professionals' physical features to divert attention from the topics addressed and disseminate false information about them.
A Peruvian court has sentenced Alberto Fujimori's former presidential adviser, Vladimiro Montesinos, to 17 years in prison for the abduction of Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti in April 1992. The journalist said that, although he believes the sentence to be fair, it ended up being a very long process.
Given the recent increase in attacks and harassment of journalists in the Central American country, Prensa Contra la Censura intends to raise awareness among Guatemalans as to the importance of defending independent journalism.
Created on the 10th anniversary of the enactment of Brazil’s Access to Information Act, WikiLAI brings together explanatory content as well as cases of how journalists have used the law that transformed access to public information in the country.