The overwhelming amount of information surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the equally staggering levels of false information, led UNESCO and fact-checkers in Latin America and the Caribbean to create a digital hub to combat disinformation.
At least eight Brazilian newspapers published an advertorial in which an obscure association of doctors defends the adoption of a so-called 'early treatment' of COVID-19, whose benefit is not scientifically proven. The decision of the newspaper companies to open space, albeit an advertising one, for the transmission of false information about the pandemic generated criticism.
The webinar "COVID-19 vaccine coverage: What journalists need to know" brought together science journalists to discuss the challenges of vaccine coverage and immunization campaigns against COVID-19.
In their mission to document the events, many photojournalists in Latin America suffer attacks or arrests by the police.