Health neglect and job insecurity are among the main conditions that contributed to a greater exposure to the viral infection of the deceased Latin American journalists, said Distintas Latitudes.
UNESCO points out the increase in recent years in cases of harassment, detention and physical violence against journalists covering demonstrations. From Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 30, 2020, at least 125 journalists were attacked while covering protests in 65 countries.
The information provided by Rutas del Conflicto and La Paz en el Terreno to institutions created to narrate and judge the crimes of the Colombian armed conflict demonstrated the role journalism has in the contexts of violence and construction of memory.
In addition to having a larger audience, the online model allowed the public to be more diverse, with the attendance of students, journalists and professors of various regions of the country, including people that maybe would not have had resources to travel to São Paulo.
After seven years of the course, “International legal framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and journalists' protection,” almost 12,000 Ibero-American judicial operators have been trained.
Between January and June of 2020, Voces del Sur, a Latin American initiative, registered 630 aggressions against the press in the region. These went on the rise or worsened after governments issued a health emergency.
On Sept. 16, Natalia Zuccolillo, the director of the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, and journalist Juan Carlos Lezcano will go to trial and could be sentenced to prison and pay a $1.4 million fine – a move that has alarmed organizations and press freedom advocates.
The initiative, according to the organizers, is unprecedented in Ecuador and is inspired by similar initiatives in Latin America, such as Verificado in Mexico and Projeto Comprova in Brazil.
The MOOC will be held from to help journalists obtain the tools necessary to investigate and monitor those behind social media accounts and entities.
The four-week course addressed tools and techniques to help journalists tell data stories fairly and ethically, offering a hands-on guide through the process of learning to identify inequity and hidden bias.
The amount raised was used to hire journalists, move the newsroom to a larger and safer building, and to purchase equipment
Officials of the city of Rio organize to block journalists from carrying out their work in front of health units. Organizations denounce the systematic efforts against press freedom.