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Violence Against Journalists

Alex Silveira: 21 anos em busca de justiça por ter ficado cego de um olho após ser atingido por uma bala de borracha disparada pela polícia de São Paulo. Foto: Sergio Silva/Ponte Jornalismo

Journalists who lost eyesight after being injured covering protests face long court battles

A decision by the Supreme Court of Brazil recognized the right to compensation in the case of a photojournalist who was blinded after being hit by a rubber bullet 21 years ago. The sentence potentially opens the door for other journalists who have been injured in similar situations and are fighting for their rights to be recognized.

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Inter-American court’s decision in Jineth Bedoya case could be transformational for Colombian journalists, says watchdog

More than 20 years after journalist Jineth Bedoya was attacked, the Colombian State is judged by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. National and international media are paying close attention to the court's decision due to its implications for freedom of expression and women journalists in the region.

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Attacks on journalists grew 41% in 2020 in Argentina and are more spread across the country: FOPEA

After two years of relative stability, attacks on journalists jumped 41 percent in Argentina last year and reached 82 incidents. In 2019, 58 attacks were recorded, while there were 51 in 2018. Data are from the 2020 Monitoring of Freedom of Expression Report, from the Forum of Argentine Journalists (FOPEA, for its acronym in Spanish).

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In four deadliest countries for the press in Latin America, these are the journalists killed, where they worked and what they covered

The information on the profile of journalists killed in the last decade in the four countries of the region with protection mechanisms makes clear the need to strengthen them. The data was obtained during the development of the project 'In Danger– Analysis of journalist protection programs in Latin America' carried out by RSF with the support of Unesco.

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Protection law for journalists in El Salvador still out of reach, even as attacks grow

In what is perhaps one of the most critical moments for journalism in El Salvador, the approval of the Law for the Protection of Journalists seems farther and farther away. The bill seeks to be very comprehensive, covering issues from labor rights to the different types of violence suffered by journalists, also including a gender perspective for problems affecting women journalists.

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One in four women journalists has suffered online attacks, according to UNESCO report

UNESCO report conducted more than 900 surveys of women journalists from 125 countries. Most of the journalists contacted said they had received attacks based on disinformation that sought to discredit them personally and professionally.

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Prosecutor dismisses death threats against Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz as she faces another legal proceeding

After receiving two death threats on social media in the last six months, Peruvian investigative journalist Paola Ugaz recently learned that the public prosecutor will not open an investigation in either case.

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Journalists demand effective protection from Paraguayan State against threats and cases of violence

In Paraguay, 19 journalists have been murdered in the last 30 years, but few cases have been solved. The Bureau for the Safety of Journalists in Paraguay calls for effective measures to protect and prevent crimes against journalists.

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Following new investigation into 2012 murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, groups call on federal authorities to reopen case

An investigation by a coalition of international human rights organizations revealed several leads about the 2012 murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez and listed urgent guidelines for the judiciary to reopen the case.

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Colombian State withdraws from historic hearing into abduction, torture and sexual assault of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima

In what has been cataloged by various experts as "re-victimizing,” "unprecedented," and even "shameful," the Colombian State withdrew from a virtual hearing held by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court H.R.) regarding the abduction, torture and sexual assault of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000. “The criminals have wanted to silence me […]