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Sale of Semana magazine and subsequent wave of resignations may affect plurality of journalism in Colombia

The acquisition of the magazine by the Gilinski family, one of the richest families in the country, and the resignation of at least 16 journalists and columnists may affect the plurality of journalism in the country, but could be an opportunity for digital natives, say experts.

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IAPA launches competition for media seeking digital solutions, among other new initiatives to combat impunity and improve press freedom

With three new initiatives, the Inter-American Press Association seeks to innovate its work on combating impunity in crimes against journalists, monitoring the state of freedom of expression in the region and supporting its partner media in the digital transformation of the journalism industry.

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Journalism award excludes photo after complaint from Indigenous group; ‘I was the eyes of society on the government’s violation,’ photographer says

The traditional Vladimir Herzog Award disqualified one of the photography finalists after a complaint from an indigenous organization, which claimed that the image was not authorized. The journalist defended his work and said he showed human rights of indigenous peoples were being violated.

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Attorney General’s Office of Colombia is accused of intimidating journalists during investigation of whistleblower

In a decision that defenders of the freedoms of the press and expression have not hesitated to classify as a violation of these rights, the Colombian Attorney General's Office announced it has an open investigation against journalist Diana Díaz Soto and that on Nov. 18, it would charge her for the crime of "use of […]

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'La Costeñísima will continue to stand': Nicaraguan radio journalists persist in the face of threats, intimidation and lawsuits

La Costeñísima is an example of how the independent press tries to survive in the country in the face of persecution by President Daniel Ortega's authoritarian regime

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Searching for the truth about the Colombian armed conflict, journalism receives recognition

The information provided by Rutas del Conflicto and La Paz en el Terreno to institutions created to narrate and judge the crimes of the Colombian armed conflict demonstrated the role journalism has in the contexts of violence and construction of memory.

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In Paraguay, reporter and director of newspaper are at risk of imprisonment in lawsuit filed by former deputy minister

On Sept. 16, Natalia Zuccolillo, the director of the Paraguayan newspaper ABC Color, and journalist Juan Carlos Lezcano will go to trial and could be sentenced to prison and pay a $1.4 million fine – a move that has alarmed organizations and press freedom advocates.

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In the midst of the pandemic, city officials of Rio de Janeiro guard hospitals to prevent journalists from doing their job

Officials of the city of Rio organize to block journalists from carrying out their work in front of health units. Organizations denounce the systematic efforts against press freedom.

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In its 40th anniversary, La Prensa from Panama finds itself in a ‘state of alert’ because of civil lawsuits and pending penalties of millions of dollars

Senior management has been able to resolve temporarily the corporation's payments so that the newspapers can continue running, but this is unsustainable as time goes by if the accounts continue frozen for years while the process lasts, said Rita Vásquez, director of La Prensa.

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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.