This 2023 marks 30 years since the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The main commemoration event will take place in New York, but events will also be held in Latin American countries. The date is an invitation for media professionals to reflect on press freedom and professional ethics.
Several journalism and journalism-related initiatives presented their steps forward, lessons learned and future projects during a panel entitled "Lightning session: Lessons and innovative cases," at the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, on April 16.
Four Nicaraguan journalists spoke during the 16th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism in the panel "Nicaragua: Journalists released from prison and banished" about the challenges of continuing their work outside their home country.
The arrest and court case of journalist José Rubén Zamora raises suspicions of a strategy by the Guatemalan government to silence the press and even political opponents in the midst of an electoral campaign flooded with allegations of corruption, according to analyses by journalists and human rights experts.
A gender-based approach and intersectionality in news coverage requires a commitment to turn on a switch that changes one’s mentality and makes it something natural and not imposed, said experts in the panel "A gender-based approach and how to achieve intersectional coverage."
The ICFJ-led Empowering the Truth Global Summit seeks to enable fact-checkers to reach new audiences with real facts in new formats to combat the speed of misinformation. The invitation is for every Thursday in March in one and a half hour sessions in five languages.
For experts, as long as there is no comprehensive policy focused on prevention, protection and prosecution of crimes against journalists, it will be difficult for the panorama to change. But the support of society is also needed: It needs to understand and defend freedom of the press as a collective right.
Peruvian-American journalist Daniel Alarcón will receive the Maria Moors Cabot Award from Columbia University on Oct. 11. Alarcón spoke with LJR about the significance of this award, the success of the podcast Radio Ambulante, advice for younger journalists, and about his personal and family projects.
Self-exploration exercises, including immigrant journalists in newsrooms and telling stories for immigrants (and not only about immigrants) are some of the tips to promote a more diverse and inclusive coverage of immigration, according to panelists who took part in the Second Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism.
Two decisions of the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled in favor of journalist Juan Pablo Barrientos' requests for information from the Catholic Church related to pederasty cases. Although his fight has set a positive precedent for freedom of expression, it has also meant judicial and personal exhaustion for him.