The Brazilian Press Association filed two lawsuits with the Federal Supreme Court to curb the abuse of lawsuits against journalists. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism launched a program to provide legal support to independent journalists targeted by lawsuits.
In Paraguay, 19 journalists have been murdered in the last 30 years, but few cases have been solved. The Bureau for the Safety of Journalists in Paraguay calls for effective measures to protect and prevent crimes against journalists.
Panel on racial and ethnic diversity in journalism discussed topics such as representation and coverage of racial issues in Latin America.
“The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards A Critical Data Practice” provides a critical assessment of data journalism itself, nine years after the release of the first book in the series. Latin America is represented in eight chapters, with investigations into the agricultural industry, mapping of trees in urban capitals and large-scale analysis of wiretapping.
Swiss-based non-profit organization Press Emblem Campaign reports 908 journalists died of COVID-19 in 70 countries as of March 16. Of these, 505 occurred in 18 Latin American countries. That is, 55% of the total.
With social distancing rules, control over who asks questions –and when they’re asked– has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo recognizes the last 40 years in particular, when it started to stand against the dictatorship it initially supported, and in favor of democratization and direct elections.
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.
Second version of LJR's internal glossary of journalistic expressions used to translate the magazine's articles.
Two reports by press freedom organizations conclude that 2020 was the most dangerous year for professional journalism in recent Brazilian history. Despite the different methodologies, in the two surveys, President Jair Bolsonaro, his children, ministers and the Presidency's Communication Secretariat appear as the main sources of the attacks.