Press Freedom

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War and corruption coverage expose journalists to risk in Slovakia, Haiti, Nigeria and Ukraine, say panelists at 25th ISOJ

Journalists reporting in Slovakia, Haiti, Nigeria and Ukraine shared at the 25th International Symposium on Online Journalism about attacks on press freedom due to their coverage of corruption and violence.

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From discredit to censorship, what happens when power comes after the press in Latin America

With their campaigns against independent media, the governments of several Latin American countries are beginning to threaten press freedom. Can Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega's extreme of media blockages and closures be replicated?

López Obrador's mañaneras in Mexico a unique form of communication marked by attacks on the press

The morning press conferences held by the Mexican president are part of a communication strategy recognized as “unique” not only in his country but in the region. And although they emerged as a promise to improve transparency and communication, their critics see them as spaces to attack the media, journalists and even spread disinformation.

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Exiled journalists in Costa Rica find new challenges to security and economic stability

Hundreds of Central American journalists have gone into exile in Costa Rica because they consider it a safe country for journalism. But, the situation has taken a turn as press freedom and security in that country has worsened. Some exiled journalists have decided to seek refuge in other countries and to leave the profession.

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Télam workers mobilize as Argentine government draws up plan to close state news agency

Since March 4, the headquarters of the Argentine state news agency Télam have been surrounded by police. Its employees have been suspended, its services have been interrupted and its website is down. Télam workers are mobilizing in public events, publishing an alternative website and preparing a bill to defend the agency.

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Journalists who criticize Brazilian governor face investigations and legal proceedings; the Supreme Court intervenes

Eighteen journalists in Brazil face legal cases after publishing about the state governor of Mato Grosso, Mauro Mendes. They argue that the police and judicial apparatus of the state is being used to silence voices that publish information unfavorable to the governor.

Despite ‘unfair’ trial and conviction that was annulled, Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora remains in prison

José Rubén Zamora Marroquín has already spent more than 570 days in the Mariscal Zavala prison in Guatemala despite having his sentence annulled. Added to that is the fact that various national and international organizations have highlighted the violations of human rights and international law throughout his case. In what seems to be the most recent strategy […]

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Journalists back director of Peruvian investigative site IDL-Reporteros in face of disinformation campaign

Journalists from different media, personalities and ordinary citizens from around the world reject a campaign of attacks and harassment against the director of Peruvian investigative journalism site IDL-Reporteros, Gustavo Gorriti.

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Journalists fear renewed hostility towards the press with Bukele's re-election in El Salvador

Journalists from El Salvador and press freedom organizations fear that, with the re-election of Nayib Bukele as president, harassment against journalists will worsen and reforms could be approved to criminalize their work.

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'I haven't said goodbye, every day I think about what I would do if everything changed in Nicaragua:' journalist Miguel Mendoza

One year has passed since journalist Miguel Mendoza and 221 other political prisoners were banished from Nicaragua. From his new home in the U.S., Mendoza talks about the aftermath of his confinement and forced exile, as well as his career and special citation from the Cabot Prize.