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Violence Against Journalists

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Peruvian journalist faces new defamation lawsuit and denounces smear campaign against her

Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz faces a new lawsuit for aggravated defamation, this time from the director of the Peruvian news site La Abeja. It’s the most recent incident of legal trouble for the journalist related to her investigative reporting about the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a lay community linked to the Catholic Church in Peru.

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International community stands in solidarity with El Faro as Salvadoran government attacks on independent press escalate

“The President wants to destroy our credibility and is using all the tools the State gives him,” said José Luis Sanz, director of El Faro. 

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171 Latin American journalists have died from COVID-19, the majority in Peru

Health neglect and job insecurity are among the main conditions that contributed to a greater exposure to the viral infection of the deceased Latin American journalists, said Distintas Latitudes.

UNESCO warns of rising threats to security of journalists covering protests

UNESCO points out the increase in recent years in cases of harassment, detention and physical violence against journalists covering demonstrations. From Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 30, 2020, at least 125 journalists were attacked while covering protests in 65 countries.

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Sentence in case of Miroslava Breach is "a small step further in this country of impunity," said Mexican colleague

After almost three years after the trial started for Miroslava Breach’s murder, Juan Carlos Moreno Ochoa was declared guilty on March 18 and sentence on August 2020.

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Bolsonaro's threat to assault a reporter puts journalists at risk, press associations said

The Brazilian president's threat of physical violence against a journalist who asked him a question puts the conflictual relationship that he has had with the press since before becoming president on a different level, according to press freedom organizations.

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21 years after the assassination of the Colombian journalist Jaime Garzón, not all culprits have been convicted

The journalist and humorist Jaime Garzón Forero was murdered in the early hours of Aug. 13, 1999, in an alliance between agents of the State and groups outside the law. The country continues to demand for justice.

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Two journalists were killed while under state protection in Mexico in 2020. What does this reveal about the effectiveness of these security measures?

The LatAm Journalism Review spoke with experts to find out what the deaths reveal about the effectiveness and performance of the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, which was created in 2012.

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NGOs call for authorities to investigate the computer theft of Salvadoran journalist

Various nongovernmental organizations have denounced the act against the journalist Julia Gavarrete of the magazine GatoEncerrado and have asked for an investigation into the theft, however, the president of that nation has made light of the situation.

Bianca Santana apresentou denúncia de 19 organizações à contra o presidente Jair Bolsonaro por ataques a mulheres jornalistas. Foto: reprodução

Bolsonaro and his ministers have made 54 attacks on women journalists since the beginning of the administration

Brazilian journalist Bianca Santos filed a complaint July 7 with the United Nations Human Rights Commission against President Jair Bolsonaro. Nineteen nongovernmental organizations subscribed to the complaint.