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Lessons from Brazil on how to better cover the environment and the climate crisis

"In February this year, secretary-general of the United Nations António Guterres said that climate disruption, pollution, and accelerated loss of biodiversity were the critical elements that make up what he called the 'defining issue of our time'. In Brazil – home to the Amazon rainforest, the Pantanal wetlands, and diverse species of flora and fauna […]

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Read the 2021 Digital News Report in Spanish

"We are very happy to announce that we have just published the 2021 Digital News Report in Spanish. This study is the most complete report on news consumption worldwide and it is the first time that it has been published in its entirety in our language. This year's edition, authored by Nic Newman, Richard Fletcher, […]

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Former Peruvian presidential candidate sues journalist for US $26 million

"[In Peru], former presidential candidate and leader of the Alliance for Progress (APP, for its acronym in Spanish), César Acuña, sued the journalist and author of the book 'Plata como cancha,' Christopher Acosta, for alleged defamation. Likewise, he demanded the payment of civil compensation of 100,000,000 soles (about US $26 million) for allegedly having 'damaged […]

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The loud silence of the traditional media in Chile

"When the mass media advertise themselves, they affirm that they arrive first with the news or that they tell what others are silent about. Instead, they pay little attention to an element that is very present today: the trust they generate in readers. Based on ongoing academic research on news circulation patterns, this column reports […]