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Press Freedom

20/09/2019 Solenidade de Sanção do Projeto de Lei de Conversão

Bolsonaro ‘does not share most basic democratic values,’ says Grupo Globo in editorial rejecting president's attacks on press

The editorial “O lugar de cada um” (The place of each one), published on Nov. 5 in the newspaper O Globo, is another development in the tense relationship between Bolsonaro and the press, fueled by the president's recurring attacks on critical journalism.

Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina and radio producer Joy Díaz discuss media in Nicaragua. (Teresa Mioli/Knight Center)

Pedro X. Molina uses cartoons to comment on the political and social realities of Nicaragua

Cartoonist Pedro X. Molina talked about the current political crisis Nicaragua is experiencing and how critical media have become targets in the process. It was part of the event, “Media and Democracy in Times of Digital Cholera and Polarization in Latin America.”

Luz Mely Reyes and Joe Straubaar speak during the event “Media and Democracy in Times of Digital Cholera and Polarization in Latin America.” (Teresa Mioli/Knight Center)

Luz Mely Reyes of Efecto Cocuyo talks about ‘creating the new media system in Venezuela’ in midst of crisis and harassment

Twenty years ago, journalists could not have imagined the present situation for media in Venezuela, according to Luz Mely Reyes, director and co-founder of digital site Efecto Cocuyo.

Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is set on fire during protests in South American country

The building that houses Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso was set on fire in the midst of protests that have left a total 11 dead in the South American country as of Oct. 21.

Javier Darío Restrepo, professor of journalism and reference of journalistic ethics in Ibero-America, dies

He also stood out for his defense of press freedom. In fact, he was director of the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) in Colombia, and was a columnist for the newspapers El Espectador, El Colombiano and El Heraldo.