Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz faces a new lawsuit for aggravated defamation, this time from the director of the Peruvian news site La Abeja. It’s the most recent incident of legal trouble for the journalist related to her investigative reporting about the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a lay community linked to the Catholic Church in Peru.
“The President wants to destroy our credibility and is using all the tools the State gives him,” said José Luis Sanz, director of El Faro.
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.
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.
After almost three years after the trial started for Miroslava Breach’s murder, Juan Carlos Moreno Ochoa was declared guilty on March 18 and sentence on August 2020.
The e-book 'Infodemia' explains in a form of a dictionary, and with a lot of rigorous black comedy, the false and misleading news spread across Latin America and the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Senior management has been able to resolve temporarily the corporation's payments so that the newspapers can continue running, but this is unsustainable as time goes by if the accounts continue frozen for years while the process lasts, said Rita Vásquez, director of La Prensa.
Pandemic has brought business opportunities and editorial collaborations to some small digital media from the region that have contributed to their development and increase in audience.
“Solutions journalism is just straight reporting. It's covering the news. Solutions journalism allows you to tell the whole story, the complete story which we are leaving out. Solutions journalism helps to increase trust,” said Tina Rosenberg.
The tricky part of the traditional fact-checking model is the speed in which fake news can reach hundreds of thousands of people, said Talia Stroud, director of the Center for Media Engagement of UT at Austin.