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Laura Weffer fundó el sitio de noticias Efecto Cocuyo, junto con Luz Mely Reyes y Josefina Ruggiero, en 2015.

Independent digital media are helping to regain the trust of the Venezuelan people, says journalist Laura Weffer

Weffer explained that beyond the blocking and censorship, the crisis of journalism in Venezuela also has to do with the fact that the profession lost the trust of the people.

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Mexico Supreme Court decides in favor of freedom of expression and gives new victory to journalist Carmen Aristegui

The First Chamber of that court granted an amparo to the journalist, which revoked the sentence of a Mexican federal court that convicted Aristegui of moral damage of businessman Joaquin Vargas Guajardo, president of the media group.

O ministro do STF Gilmar Mendes, que teve ganho de causa no STJ em processo contra o jornalista Rubens Valente. (Foto: Nelson Jr./SCO/STF)  

Brazilian journalist is ordered to pay damages to Supreme Court minister over passages in book

The book is a report about the operation that investigated banker Daniel Dantas, who was arrested in 2008 after being accused of corruption and bribery and released a few days later upon Mendes’ decision, then-president of the STF, the country's highest court.

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Mexican Supreme Court confirms journalist Carmen Aristegui was fired illegally

After four years of court proceedings, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation of Mexico confirmed that the journalist Carmen Aristegui was improperly and illegally dismissed by the MVS radio group, according to Aristegui Noticias.

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Nicaragua could bet on a 'journalism of the digital catacombs' in light of current crisis: Sergio Ramírez

Ramírez proposed the idea of a “journalism of the digital catacombs” during a conversation with students and others that was organized by the Knight Center

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Increased internet access and insecurity for journalists among media trends in Latin America, according to UNESCO

The report analyzes trends in the region and how they affect freedom of expression, pluralism and media independence, as well as the safety of journalists.

Journalists Lucía Pineda and Miguel Mora from prison

European delegation calls on Nicaragua to release political prisoners after visiting journalists in prison

For the first time, the director of 100% Noticias, Miguel Mora, and the news director of the same media outlet, Lucía Pineda, sent video messages from prison in which it’s possible to see the precarious conditions of their confinement.

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Venezuela detains at least ten foreign journalists in the last two weeks of January

Since the president of the National Assembly and opposition leader Juan Guaidó proclaimed himself as interim president of Venezuela, the country has experienced massive protests and attacks on national and international press by the government of Nicolás Maduro have intensified, according to several organizations that defend human rights.

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Journalists break the silence around freedom of expression in Mexico with new blog

This is the question Mexican journalist Javier Garza tried to answer in the first publication of the blog "Tenemos que Hablar, un blog contra el silencio en México” (We have to talk, a blog against silence in Mexico).

Juan Pablo Bieri, former manager of RCTV Colombia. Photo Twitter

Manager of Colombian public media system presents his resignation after complaints of censorship

After a little more than 24 hours of controversy created in Colombia after the publication of an audio recording in which the manager of the country’s Public Media System (RCTV) is heard looking for options to remove a program whose presenter criticized a government bill, Juan Pablo Bieri presented his resignation to the Colombian president.