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Ibero-American Colloquium
“Without a strong and healthy media ecosystem, there can be no strong and healthy democracies”: Vanina Berghella

Vanina Berghella, director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Fund for Public Interest Media (IFPIM), presented the fund's work in the region during the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism. According to Berghella, IFPIM works with two main approaches: direct assistance to media outlets and encouraging changes in the media ecosystem.

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Ibero-American Colloquium
‘We, of course, are going to defend the principles of journalism,’ journalists talk about press freedom during Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

Attacks on the press are undoubtedly one of the main challenges for media and journalists in Latin America. Talking about the state of digital journalism in the region also implies knowing the obstacles to press freedom. Journalists from Guatemala, Peru and Venezuela spoke about these challenges during the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.

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Ibero-American Colloquium
Exile, prison and death: Challenges for journalists in Nicaragua topic of discussion at Ibero-American Colloquium

The situation experienced by Nicaraguan journalists is one of the worst in the region, and was at the center of the debate, alongside examples of resistance and perseverance in the face of adversity, during the panel “Journalism in Nicaragua” at the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.

Patricia Mercado, director of Conexión Migrante website, speaks in front of an audience with a big screen behind her at the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism
Ibero-American Colloquium
Founder of Conexión Migrante tells how site helps Latin American migrants through journalism and other services

At the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, Patricia Mercado, director of Conexión Migrante, explains how the media outlet offers quality information to Latin American migrants in the U.S., to migrants crossing Mexico, and also to those who have yet to arrive in the country.