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Press Freedom

Nicaragua, El Salvador webinar on Zoom

Journalism in Nicaragua and El Salvador: persistence amid government hostility

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of the magazine Confidencial in Nicaragua, and Carlos Dada, cofounder of El Faro in El Salvador, talked with María Teresa Ronderos, director for CLIP, about journalism in the face of hostile governments during the 13th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.

Katie Kingsbury (The New York Times), Sérgio Dávila (Folha de S. Paulo), Peter Erdelyi (444.hu), Anna Gielewska (Reporters Foundation – Poland), and Juan E. Pardinas (Reforma)

Targeted by populist leaders, journalists develop safety protocols, collaborate with competing outlets and take legal measures against those in power

All the president’s attacks: Coping with governments that weaponize social media and campaign against independent media

Webinar “Legal challenges for the protection of freedom of expression in times of COVID-19.”

Experts discuss freedom of expression during COVID-19 during Knight Center, UNESCO and Rapporteur webinar

Edison Lanza, Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR; Ricardo Pérez Manrique, judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Joan Barata, Spanish expert; and Guilherme Canela, head of UNESCO's section on Freedom of Expression and Security of Journalists talked during the webinar “Legal challenges for the protection of freedom of expression in times of COVID-19.”

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Mexican newspaper Reforma threatened for coverage of president and his management of COVID-19

Mexican newspaper Reforma released an audio recording in which a man who claims to be from an organized crime group threatened to “blow up” its newsroom if it did not stop criticizing the Mexican president.

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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.

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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.

Presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Foto: Carlos Barrera/El Faro. (Cortesía.)

Salvadoran government reinforces limits on freedom of expression and the press during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the Salvadoran government imposed mandatory home quarantine on March 21 due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a number of executive restrictions have affected access to information and freedom of expression.