Preparation and follow-up to trauma are keys for journalists covering protests in Latin America

Preparing physically and psychologically for coverage of protests is one of the most important aspects to prevent violence against the press. LatAm Journalism Review spoke with experts about the main recommendations to consider.

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Brazil, Mexico, Peru and Colombia among five countries with the most deaths of journalists from COVID-19, according to report

Latin America is the region on the planet with the most deaths of communication professionals due to coronavirus, with half of the total cases registered since March 2020, reported the Press Emblem Campaign organization.

Attacks and harassment against the press in Jalisco raise red flags among press freedom defenders

The Article 19 organization, which has documented three violations and attacks on press freedom in Jalisco in less than a month, said these events show signs of a tendency of the state government to censor the press using legal action.

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How journalists can avoid 'the hype' when covering COVID-19 developments in Latin America

In Latin America, the pandemic exacerbated a complex phenomenon that involves many actors and has numerous sources: the excessive promotion and exaggeration –in newspaper articles or announcements by governments and scientific institutes– of the importance or potential value of a clinical trial, treatment, medicine or area of science in particular. This article explains how to avoid falling into these distortions that can lead to the erosion of social trust in science.

Journalists in Cuba are besieged, intimidated and watched to prevent them from covering the 15-N protests

Members of the press have faced extrajudicial house arrests, summons with authorities, suspension of services, withdrawal of accreditations and the presence of security agents near their homes since days before the 15-N protests.

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Collaborative mega investigation of the ‘Pandora Papers’ increases relevance of small and independent media in Latin America

Many of the more than 100 Latin American journalists who participated in the Pandora Papers collaboration, the largest journalistic investigation in history, belong to small and medium-sized newsrooms, whose relevance has been strengthened by the impact of their investigations and by their work with large media around the world.

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Radio Ucamara fights COVID-19 from the Peruvian jungle while revitalizing the Kukama language and culture

Despite the fact that community stations stopped broadcasting in this pandemic, Radio Ucamara, at 98.7 FM, continued with its mission of revitalizing and recovering the Kukama language and culture.

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Honduran journalist who previously received death threats had gun put to her head outside home

Journalist Sandra Maribel Sánchez, a journalist from Radio Progreso in Tegucigalpa, Honduras who has previously received death threats, said a man put a gun to her head as she arrived home in her car on Sept. 26

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Ojo Público’s reports on sex trafficking inspire traveling theatrical production in Peru

Between 2017 and 2018, Peruvian site Ojo Público published three investigative reports looking into the experiences of Peruvian girls who were sexually exploited by traffickers. Now, those stories have been brought to the stage as the theater documentary ‘Delta.’

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Journalistic foundation FNPI of Colombia changes its name to Fundación Gabo

After 24 years, the journalistic foundation founded by the Colombian journalist and nobel laureate for literature, Gabriel García Márquez, has changed its name. The Gabriel García Márquez Foundation for the New Ibero-American Journalism (FNPI, for its initials in Spanish) is now Fundación Gabo, or the Gabo Foundation, taking on the moniker used affectionately to refer to the icon.