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Argentina: Prison for gunman in attack against photojournalist and protesters

"The justice system of Neuquén, in the southwest of Argentina, has placed in custody the attacker who shot at press workers and wounded a woman during municipal workers protests who were demanding back pay. The Argentine Association of Graphic Reporters (ARGRA, for its Spanish acronym) issued a statement contextualizing and condemning what happened. The statement […]

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Argentina: FOPEA warned before the UN about the use of the Judiciary to attack journalists

"For the first time in its 20 years, [news organization] FOPEA presented before the United Nations (UN) a warning about attacks from the political power towards journalism that affect freedom of expression in Argentina. Specifically, three cases of judicial harassment of journalists in [Argentina] were highlighted. These relate to the persecutions suffered by journalists Irene […]

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Open call for Media Party, an innovative media conference in Latin America

“More than 2,500 entrepreneurs, journalists, developers and designers from around the world will gather to 'think about the future of the media industry' at the tenth edition of the #MediaParty, one of the most important innovation conferences in Latin America to be held on August 25, 26 and 27 at Ciudad Cultural Konex, Buenos Aires, […]

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Argentina: FOPEA celebrates court ruling in favor of journalist Irene Benito

“The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA, for its acronym in Spanish) celebrates the ruling of the Tucumán Courts that establishes that journalist Irene Benito was being unfairly criminalized. The ruling of the criminal judge Alicia Freidenberg dismisses the complaint filed by Alfredo Falú, a lawyer and public official who had been investigated by Benito and the […]

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Argentina: La Nación awarded best digital journalism project in Latin America

[Argentine news outlet] "La Nación" won first prize in the category Best Digital Journalism Project in Latin America at the Digital Media Awards Latam 2022, an award granted by the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA). The special "A Fondo: Yeah, the neighborhood, drugs and luxury. This is what rappers (traperos) sound like and talk […]

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Argentina: Workers at newspapers Clarín and Página/12 strike for 24 hours

"The closing of the press bargaining agreement signed by the business chambers and the Union of Press Workers of Buenos Aires (UTPBA, by its Spanish acronym) for a 60% increase in basic salaries did not succeed in calming down the union. [...] The sector workers have lost purchasing power that, as of May this year, […]

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Argentina: La Capital de Rosario consolidates its digital subscription model six months after its launching

"In November of last year, La Capital de Rosario joined the list of Argentine media that started to implement a subscription model in their websites. In an interview with Adepa, Vito Scaglione, the news outlet general manager, explains the details of this strategic change in their business model. After carrying out an exhaustive study of its […]

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Court in Argentina ratifies rejection of former president's lawsuit against journalist Eduardo Feinmann

"The Civil Court ratified this Friday, April 29, the rejection of a lawsuit filed in 2016 by Vice President Cristina Kirchner against journalist Eduardo Feinmann for what he had said during a political debate in the program 'Animales Sueltos' [Loose animals]. The former president had been called a 'bribe-taker' and an 'idiot.' In the court's […]

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Adepa and Fopea express concern about Argentine government's project to regulate use of social media

"The Association of Argentine Journalistic Organizations (ADEPA) and the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) expressed their concern tonight about the Government's initiative through which it would aim to regulate opinions on social media. Through communiqués, both entities criticized the declarations of the Secretary of Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz, and warned that "this type of initiative implies […]

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Argentina: Journalist denounces threats and harassment after questioning mayor

"The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) expressed solidarity with journalist Jimena Villar, from media outlet chivilcoyaldia.com.ar, who denounced feeling 'threatened and harassed' by the mayor of the city [of Chivilcoy], as well as officials and councilors from the ruling party. The incident originated after a teacher posted a complaint on the news outlet about the condition […]