After a tragic year for the press in Latin America, organizations in the region call on states to create conditions for violence-free journalism

  • Source: IAPA
  • December 19, 2022

"2022 has been the most violent year for the press in Latin America and the Caribbean for the last two decades. During the last eleven months, at least 37 journalists have been murdered in connection with their work. Additionally, dozens of journalists have been exiled, imprisoned; hundreds of journalists are still missing, while dozens of media outlets have been forced to close.


An attack against the press is an attack against democracy, particularly in a context where the work of informing is under constant siege. Therefore, we call on the states to adopt these and other actions, so that the lamentable figures of attacks against journalism in Latin America are not repeated, and that the conditions for a free and safe exercise of journalism can be guaranteed.


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Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ)

Foundation for Freedom of the Press (FLIP)


Inter American Press Association (IAPA)

Reporters Without Borders (RSF)

Voces del Sur (VdS)."


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