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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.

World Press Freedom Index RSF

Latin America sees decline in respect for press freedom; coronavirus pandemic exacerbates existing crises for media: RSF

Latin America has seen an overall decline in respect for press freedom, according to the 2020 World Press Freedom Index released by Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its acronym in French).

Fernando Ruiz

Argentine journalists demand return of press conferences at Casa Rosada, suspended at the beginning of coronavirus pandemic

The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA, for its Spanish acronym) warned this week that the ban on questions from journalists during government announcements about the coronavirus contributes to disinformation in the country.

Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez

Mexican journalist who received threats is missing from Guerrero

Journalist Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez, 50, has been missing from the Mexican state of Guerrero since April 2.

Darvinson Rojas

Venezuelan journalist detained after reporting on the pandemic is released, but judicial process continues

After 12 days in a unit of the Special Action Forces (FAES, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Venezuelan police, journalist Darvinson Rojas was released.

Darvinson Rojas

Police officers arrest Venezuelan journalist who reported on the COVID-19 situation in his country

The house of Venezuelan journalist Darvinson Rojas was raided and he was detained by agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on March 21, in Caracas.

CNN Brasil

Well-received by Bolsonaro, CNN Brasil debuts, but there are expectations about its editorial line in relation to the government

After more than a year of expectation, the debut of CNN Brasil had much celebration and impact on social networks, but it also received criticism for cold content, little questioning in an interview with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.