Can a politician who holds an important public office block a journalist on social media? This is an urgent debate for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji)
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.
In Cuba, not even the most basic statistics, such as macroeconomic indices, are available or reliable. And poor internet quality and limitations hinder deeper research. Still, data journalism lives on the island.
Since President Nayib Bukele took office on June 1, 2019, Salvadoran journalists in the country say public institutions and officials are increasingly less accessible as sources
A program from the Facebook Journalism Project that has passed through the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia arrived in Brazil on July 29 to strengthen local journalism in five regions of the country.
The CPI published a report about leaked chat messages between governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, and his inner circle. The often-times crude messages led to massive citizen protests. Eleven days later, Rosselló announced he would resign.
The blocking of news sites reporting on the ongoing social and political crisis in Venezuela continued as opposition leader Juan Guaidó returned to the country after a 10-day tour of the region seeking support to overthrow the government of Nicolás Maduro.
Between June 2017 and May 2018, more than 73,000 documents were kept under secrecy by the Brazilian government, but there is little transparency regarding the reasons for doing so, according to the site Fiquem Sabendo.
Venezuela’s largest independent newspaper will stop circulating in print after Dec. 14 and will turn its attention to its website.
Independent media in Nicaragua need technical resources, an international forum and greater visibility in the international press to guarantee the continuity of their work and to attract the attention of the world to the critical situation that journalists are experiencing in the country.