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Peruvian media create alliance with support from UN to verify information during electoral campaign in Indigenous languages

Ama Llulla, "don't lie" in Quechua, is the new Peruvian fact-checking network created to combat false information during the electoral campaign ahead of the April 11 general elections.

Senador Fabiano Contarato: ‘O direito penal tem uma função educativa e simbólica ao demonstrar que a sociedade e o Estado valorizam – e atuarão para proteger – a liberdade de imprensa.” Foto: Marcos Oliveira/Agência Senado

15 bills in Brazil toughen penalties for crimes against journalists; organizations criticize impunity

At a time of worsening press freedom in Brazil, at least 15 legislative bills seek to protect media professionals from attacks. Among them, there are proposals to consider as heinous crimes against journalists, to federalize the investigation of these crimes, to toughen penalties of bodily injury and homicides and even to classify the harassment of press professionals as a crime.

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Pop-up newsletter uses narration to tell the story of a Brazilian journalist who collaborated with WikiLeaks

Natalia Viana Viana worked directly with Julian Assange during the investigation and publication of secret U.S. cables, known as “Cablegate,” considered one of the biggest document leaks in the history of journalism

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Peruvian professors create multimedia report telling the stories of men who found refuge from the pandemic in a bullring

With a podcast, book of crónicas with thoughtful photographs and a mini-documentary in Spanish with an English version, the publishing house of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC, for its acronym in Spanish) tried to portray the dignity of eleven men by telling their stories.

Journalist Hélio Fernandes was one of the main critical voices against the Brazilian military dictatorship. (Courtesy)

Documentary shows persecution of the military regime against Brazilian journalist Hélio Fernandes, who just turned 100

Documentary reconstructs moments of persecution suffered by journalist Hélio Fernandez, owner of newspaper Tribuna da Imprensa, under Brazil’s military dictatorship. Today, at the age of 100, Fernandes still writes daily on his blog and on Facebook.

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Homes raided and a ‘gag law,’ signs of a more dangerous 2021 for journalism in Nicaragua

The government of Daniel Ortega intensified repression against the critical press through the police and the justice system. In 2020 there were daily attacks against freedom of expression, and 2021 opened with raids on the home of journalist Anibal Toruño.

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Freedom of expression advocates alarmed at new provincial media observatory in Argentina

Public media in southern Argentina will have a new governing board, as well as an oversight body for their content, to prevent any "negative impact" of their material on society.

Brazilian tool born out of the pandemic curates scientists’ social media posts for journalists 

Science Pulse is a social listening tool aimed at helping journalists to get the best out of the scientific community on Twitter and Facebook

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Eight journalistic expressions in English, Portuguese and Spanish that every Latin American journalist should know

The LJR team shares part of our internal glossary of journalistic expressions used to translate the magazine’s articles between English, Spanish and Portuguese.

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2020 in review: Knight Center reached 38K students, moved ISOJ fully online, launched new digital magazine & much more

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Knight Center stepped up its online learning efforts and adapted its other programming to respond to journalists’ changing needs. In the beginning of the pandemic, we offered a multilingual MOOC on covering COVID-19 to thousands of journalists from around the world, and during 2020 we expanded our […]

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Ruling in favor of journalist Daniel Santoro sets a precedent in the protection of investigative journalism in Argentina

The ruling in Daniel Santoro's case defends the secrecy of journalistic sources as something "essential for the proper exercise of journalistic work," said ADEPA.

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Innovation and restrictions on the press in the midst of pandemic: a look back at the most important stories of 2020

To mark the end of 2020, the LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) team put together a list of the most interesting and important stories we’ve covered this year.