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Guatemalan journalists form collective to resist authoritarianism and censorship

Given the recent increase in attacks and harassment of journalists in the Central American country, Prensa Contra la Censura intends to raise awareness among Guatemalans as to the importance of defending independent journalism.

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Science journalism course in Portuguese now available to be taken anytime, from anywhere in the world

“Science Journalism: From pandemic to climate crisis, how to improve science coverage,” is now available as a self-directed course on the Knight Center’s online learning platform, JournalismCourses.org.

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Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti on sentencing for his abduction: ‘I feel no joy, but I do believe the sentence was fair’

A Peruvian court has sentenced Alberto Fujimori's former presidential adviser, Vladimiro Montesinos, to 17 years in prison for the abduction of Peruvian journalist Gustavo Gorriti in April 1992. The journalist said that, although he believes the sentence to be fair, it ended up being a very long process.

WikiLAI reúne conteúdos explicativos e casos concretos de uso jornalístico da legislação que transformou o acesso a informações públicas no país

Fiquem Sabendo launches platform to facilitate the use of Brazil’s Access to Information Law

Created on the 10th anniversary of the enactment of Brazil’s Access to Information Act, WikiLAI brings together explanatory content as well as cases of how journalists have used the law that transformed access to public information in the country.

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Voces en Libertad becomes umbrella news portal for independent media in Nicaragua, according to founders

The online news portal Voces en Libertad was created to fight censorship imposed by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega. It allows for collaboration among independent news outlets, existing and emerging, so they can continue informing and telling Nicaragua’s stories.

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RedLEAL: Organizations and media come together to form a network for the defense, support and protection of communicators in Latin America

A group of organizations, media, and journalists from the region, have come together to create RedLEAL, Network for the Defense of Freedom of Expression in Latin America. The objective of the group is to establish a solidarity network and give visibility to under-reported cases of violations of freedom of expression in Latin America. 

Primeira pesquisa sobre o perfil racial da imprensa brasileira mostra que redações do país ainda têm um longo caminho a percorrer quando o assunto é diversidade.

Black journalists in Brazil are a minority, rise in profession infrequently and earn less than white colleagues, according to study

The first edition of the Racial Profile of the Brazilian Press shows that Black journalists make up a fifth of the country's newsrooms, despite Black people representing a majority of the population. The unprecedented study also revealed that Black journalists occupy fewer leadership positions and have fewer promotions throughout their career

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Foreign Agents Law in El Salvador would suffocate independent media outlets and human rights organizations, according to critics

The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly is expected to approve the Foreign Agents Law that would impose a 40 percent tax on all financial transactions of the country’s social and journalistic organizations, mostly critical and independent, which receive funds from abroad.

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Podcast from Special Rapporteur encourages audiences to embrace freedom of expression standards in the Americas

Through its podcast Deliberante, the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression encourages audiences to embrace Inter-American standards and especially learn the stories behind them.

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Grants for digital media in Latin America soar in three years and grow with pandemic, study says

According to the study by SembraMedia, in 2019, grants surpassed all other sources of financing and came to represent 29 percent of revenue from these media in the region. And, in 2020, they reached 37 percent.

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En medio de acoso y persecución a la prensa se realiza el Foro Centroamericano de Periodismo

"Quisiera ver este foro como una oportunidad para reflexionar  sobre nuestra situación, para iniciar  una conversación que nos lleve a enfrentar juntos, mejor organizados y acompañados, la ola de ataques orquestados hacia el periodismo centroamericano desde cada uno de nuestros gobiernos. Juntos, organizados, resistiremos mejor”, dijo el periodista Carlos Dada en el Foro Centroamericano de Periodismo.

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Central American Journalism Forum held in midst of harassment and persecution of the region’s press

“I would like to see this forum as an opportunity to reflect on our situation, to start a conversation that leads us to face together, better organized and accompanied, the wave of orchestrated attacks on Central American journalism from each of our governments. Together, organized, we will better resist” said Carlos Dada at the Central American Journalism Forum.