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How to cover anti-democratic extremism in Brazil

Turning to experts, not normalizing anti-democratic attitudes, and providing the public with the necessary context about lies and misinformation are some pieces of advice from experts on how to cover acts by extremist groups, such as those that happened on Jan. 8, when former president Bolsonaro's far-right supporters stormed three federal buildings in Brasilia.

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'News? I can’t take it anymore!' Research analyzes impact of information saturation in Argentina

Over-information, weariness and the need to disconnect. The trend was underway at a global level. It had a pause during the pandemic, when news consumption was essential. Afterwards, global audiences, saturated, seemed to have become overloaded with so much information. Why did many prefer to zap, unplug from the news and take refuge by watching series or opening a book?

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Latin American media use Twitter Spaces as part of their digital strategy

Presidential elections, social causes, misinformation, news trends, soccer matches, or Shakira's latest song are some of the topics of debate chosen by news outlets to create Twitter Spaces. LJR talked to journalists from Latin American media to find out how they use this tool as part of their digital strategy.

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Mexico finishes 2022 with almost twenty journalists murdered, while colleagues and organizations cry out for justice and an end to impunity

With the murder of Pedro Pablo Kumul on Nov. 21 in Veracruz, at least 17 members of the press have been murdered in Mexico in 2022. Journalists and organizations demand justice and agree that only the correct administration of justice can stop the bloody wave that threatens journalism in that country.

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Venezuelan publishing house Editorial Dahbar receives an award from the Association of American Publishers for its defense of freedom of expression

On Nov. 30, the Association of American Publishers awarded the International Freedom to Publish/ Jeri Laber Award to publishing house Editorial Dahbar. LJR spoke with its founder Sergio Dahbar about his career and the challenges faced by the journalistic and publishing industry in Venezuela.

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Press freedom in Brazil: Two journalists talk about the intimidation they suffered while covering election results

Since Nov. 1, demonstrations by Bolsonaro supporters questioned election results by blocking national and interstate highways with trucks and tractors. Journalists covering the events were assaulted and intimidated while exercising press freedom. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed two journalists on the ground. Both suffered incidents and intimidation and told us about their experiences in the field.

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Under attack, Brazilian journalism presses forward in the Bolsonaro years, but hesitates in the face of fascism and democracy

Brazilian journalists have lived through years of violence, persecution and exhaustion under outgoing president Jair Bolsonaro. Amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic, this stressful environment helped Brazilian journalism make strides, but also exposed its inconsistencies.

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Brazilian youth-led data journalism lab produces vital environmental and safety information in a Rio de Janeiro favela

During the pandemic, community journalists and doctors from local clinics warned that the official figures did not reflect the reality of the number of Covid 19 cases in the favelas. LabJaca, the data and information journalism laboratory, was born in the pandemic in the favela of Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to inform the population there.

'They call to threaten me and say I can’t return': Guatemalan journalist Michelle Mendoza

Guatemalan journalist Michelle Mendoza, a CNN correspondent, has been in exile for six months after years of being harassed and threatened because of her journalism. Even while outside of Guatemala, she continues to receive calls and messages with the intention of intimidating her and keeping her from returning. In this interview, she discusses her situation and the harassment she has suffered.

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Carlos Dada: Investigating power and criminality as democracy backslides in El Salvador

Carlos Dada and his team at El Faro have illuminated the dark corners of his country and surrounding region since he co-founded the outlet — the first digital-only media initiative in Latin America — with entrepreneur Jorge Simán in 1998. For doing so, they have drawn the ire of an increasingly authoritarian Salvadoran government.