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171 Latin American journalists have died from COVID-19, the majority in Peru

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 warns of rising threats to security of journalists covering protests

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.

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Searching for the truth about the Colombian armed conflict, journalism receives recognition

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.

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After virtual congress with 10,000 participants, Abraji evaluates hybrid model for the coming years

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. 

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Almost 12,000 Ibero-American judicial operators have been trained in international standards of freedom of expression

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.

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Latin American journalists suffered 630 attacks during the first half of 2020

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.

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In Paraguay, reporter and director of newspaper are at risk of imprisonment in lawsuit filed by former deputy minister

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.

Ecuador Verifica: media, universities and organizations unite to combat disinformation in elections

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.

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Digital investigations: New online course teaches journalists how to follow the digital trail of people and entities

The MOOC will be held from to help journalists obtain the tools necessary to investigate and monitor those behind social media accounts and entities.

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‘Equity & ethics in data journalism’ MOOC is now available as a self-directed course

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.

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With 10,000 supporters, Intercept Brasil earns $55,000 per month and expands investigative reporting

The amount raised was used to hire journalists, move the newsroom to a larger and safer building, and to purchase equipment

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In the midst of the pandemic, city officials of Rio de Janeiro guard hospitals to prevent journalists from doing their job

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.