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Latin American journalists face mass layoffs and lack of health protection to cover the COVID-19 pandemic

Journalists in Latin America are being hit by unemployment, the lack of protective sanitary equipment from their employers and the general precariousness of their situation.

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COVID-19 pandemic forces Latin American journalism professors to adapt curriculum and learning tools to teaching online

With the suspension of in-person classes, many journalism professors migrated their courses to online platforms since there was no short-term prospect of returning to the classrooms.

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Venezuelan journalist Ana Belén Tovar released after five-month detention

After five months of imprisonment, Ana Belén Tovar, editor of the media outlet Entorno Inteligente and operations manager of Venmedios, was released after being detained since last November during a raid on the facilities.

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'Journalists cannot lose track of the people to whom we have a responsibility': Jineth Bedoya

Awarding the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima held special significance for the press in her home country.

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Colombian Army spied on journalists, Semana magazine reveals

A report in Colombia’s Semana magazine alleging that more than two dozen national and international journalists were spied on by Army intelligence officials has led to uproar and calls for further investigations.

On World Press Freedom Day, journalists are attacked in Brazil during pro-Bolsonaro demonstration

On World Press Freedom Day, Brazilian journalists were attacked, insulted and expelled from a Brasilia demonstration in favor of the Jair Bolsonaro government and against Congress and the Federal Supreme Court.

Press advocates fight against disinformation and for journalist security on World Press Freedom Day

As it has done with most things, the current COVID-19 pandemic has made its mark on the annual celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), recognized each year on May 3.

Dora Montero recording for the project. Photo: Disclosure

Latin American project Tierra de Resistentes brings together 50 journalists to document violence against environmental leaders

A group of Latin American journalists is investigating another topic of great urgency in Latin America that has not dissipated with the current pandemic: violence against environmental leaders on the continent.

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Cuban government imposes more limitations on independent journalism by censoring content on social networks during pandemic

Since the new coronavirus arrived in Cuba, independent journalism has had to face the increasingly common fines of Decree 370, which penalizes the opinions of Cubans posted on social networks and digital platforms.

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In Brazil, newspapers cut journalists' work hours and salaries during pandemic

The crisis of the traditional journalism business model has intensified with the coronavirus pandemic. In Brazil, newspapers are laying off workers, cutting wages and slashing journalists' work hours.

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News media give space to voices of essential, frontline workers and people in quarantine

Following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the daily routines of people around the world, some Latin American media are dedicating spaces for the voices of those who want to share their stories, particularly those from the front lines.

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Centinela Covid-19 collaborative investigative project brings together 14 Latin American media outlets to cover pandemic

About a month ago, journalists from 14 Latin American media outlets began planning a collaborative project to investigate issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. This is how Centinela Covid-19 emerged, bringing together organizations from 12 Latin American countries plus Univision Notícias, from the United States.