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Coronavirus impacts finances of Latin American newspapers, which suspend print editions, reduce salaries and layoff journalists

The reduction or suspension of print editions, salary cuts and mass layoffs. The coronavirus pandemic has hit the financial health of Latin American media companies at a time when journalistic work is essential for society.

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Collaborative fact-checking project in Latin America builds platform on coronavirus to help journalists

The current pandemic highlights the need for journalists to work together as the coronavirus, as well as disinformation surrounding it, crosses languages and borders.

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Free course 'Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age' is now available online

A total 3,877 students from 147 countries and territories registered for the instructor-led version of the Knight Center course, “Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age,” which ran from Feb. 3 to March 1, 2020.

Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez

Missing Mexican journalist is found decapitated in Guerrero

Mexican authorities located a cephalic body part – meaning related to the head – of a journalist who went missing from the state of Guerrero on April 2.

Advocates criticize governments of Bolivia and Puerto Rico for using pandemic to restrict freedom of expression

Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) warned this week that governments are using the new coronavirus pandemic to publish measures that threaten freedom of expression. The two organizations cited the case of Bolivia, and CPJ also highlighted the situation in Puerto Rico.

UNESCO will provide grants in the framework of the World Campaign for Media Freedom

UNESCO is donating a total of US $500,000 to nonprofit organizations, including media associations and/or journalists, with projects that improve legal protections for journalists, as well as those that support investigative journalism aimed at fighting impunity.

Fernando Ruiz

Argentine journalists demand return of press conferences at Casa Rosada, suspended at the beginning of coronavirus pandemic

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA, for its Spanish acronym) warned this week that the ban on questions from journalists during government announcements about the coronavirus contributes to disinformation in the country.

Brazilian forum on access to information law returns with the objective of blocking setbacks

The Forum on the Right of Access to Public Information changed its composition and resumed activities to face threats against public transparency and to monitor compliance with the Access to Information Law (LAI, for its acronym in Portuguese) in Brazil.

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Ecuadorian site creates virtual memorial so families can say goodbye to loved ones who died during coronavirus pandemic

GK is developing the collaborative virtual memorial  “Voces para la Memoria” (Voices for Memory), so that Ecuadorians can say goodbye to their loved ones who died during the health emergency caused by COVID-19, according to Ponce.

Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez

Mexican journalist who received threats is missing from Guerrero

Journalist Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, 50, has been missing from the Mexican state of Guerrero since April 2.

Darvinson Rojas

Venezuelan journalist detained after reporting on the pandemic is released, but judicial process continues

After 12 days in a unit of the Special Action Forces (FAES, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Venezuelan police, journalist Darvinson Rojas was released.

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Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in the midst of the pandemic has 'important relevance'

The course "International Legal Framework for freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists," which has already reached almost 10,000 judicial operators in the region, coincides this time with the crisis facing the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will close on April 5.