The Inter-American Court of Human Rights found that Colombia is responsible for the violation of several human rights of journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima as a result of the crime of which she was a victim in 2000.
Peruvian journalists from two media outlets are harassed and threatened online by supporters of radical ultra-right and anti-vaccine groups.
Professors Celeste González de Bustamante and Jeannine E. Relly, both from the University of Arizona School of Journalism, have spent the past ten years doing field research, traveling through Mexico and interviewing more than 100 people to analyze violence against the press.
A study by the NGO Reporters without Borders (RSF) and the Technology and Society Institute of Rio (ITS-Rio) shows that social media has become a hostile territory for the press in Brazil. In a three-month period, between March 14 and June 13, 2021, the researchers identified 498,693 attacks on journalists and the press in general in Brazil. A fifth of the total attacks came from accounts with a high probability of automated behavior, i.e., robots.
The year 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most violent and restrictive years against journalists in El Salvador, according to the Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES, for its acronym in Spanish).
A recently published study revealed how journalists in Mexico and Brazil deal with the stress resulting from risky experiences in the profession, and how these experiences are connected to structural issues that affect the field of journalism.
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.
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.
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).
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.