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A collage of newspaper covers from the day after the 2024 presidential election in Mexico, with headlines announcing Claudia Sheinbaum's victory
Violence Against Journalists
Mexico's next president promises to protect the country's journalists. What can she do?

Days before her landslide victory at the polls and election as the next Mexican president, Claudia Sheinbaum made a commitment to Reporters Without Borders to protect journalists in the country. To keep her word, she will need to promote profound reforms in the Mexican justice system.

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Traditional Media
IAPA’s annual conference focuses on new media paradigm, including impact of AI

News leaders, innovators and editors from the Americas will meet in Miami, Florida this July to discuss advances, trends and perspectives of the industry as part of SIPConnect 2024. It’s the Inter American Press Association’s annual conference, which this year takes a special look at digital media transformation, including the impact of artificial intelligence.

Media Sustainability
New fund launches with $2 million to support public interest journalism in Brazil

Five philanthropic foundations have already committed to donating US$2 million for the first two years of operation of a new fund to support public interest journalism in Brazil. LJR spoke to the consultants responsible for the fund, which aims to provide “more and better funding” to Brazilian journalistic initiatives.

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False News and Disinformation
Uruguayan congressmen create bill to penalize creation and dissemination of false news during election season

In the midst of election season in Uruguay and ahead of voting for president this October, congressmen from the ruling party propose a bill that penalizes the creation and dissemination of misleading content. Civil society organizations warn that it is not the appropriate solution to disinformation.