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Argentina: Court confirms acquittal in case against journalist Daniel Santoro

“The Federal Chamber confirmed the acquittal of Clarín journalist Daniel Santoro in a case where he was accused of participating in extortion, because a source of his asked a businessman for money in exchange for his name not being published in relation to a case of smuggling. Santoro was accused on similar matters by the […]

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In Argentina, FOPEA condemns intimidation and attacks on journalists while reporting in Tucumán

“The Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA) repudiates the intimidation and physical attacks suffered by journalists and cameramen from Tucumán this Tuesday [Oct. 5], during the coverage of a trial. Mariana Romero (Los Primeros), José Inesta (TN), Javier Cacieccio (El Tucumano), José Romero Silva and Javier Doldan (Telefé Tucumán) received insults and were attacked with stones by […]

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Argentina: Strong repudiation from politicians, businessmen and journalists of mayor's 'threat' to media

"Politicians from opposition parties, businessmen and journalists repudiated on Wednesday, Sept. 23, the statements of the mayor of José C. Paz, Mario Ishii, who issued a harsh warning against the media during an act. Along with President Alberto Fernández and Axel Kicillof, with whom he led the inauguration of a faculty, Ishii said: 'Have mercy […]

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Latin American newsrooms among finalists for 2021 Online Journalism Awards

Newsrooms from Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela are among the finalists for the 2021 Online Journalism Awards. The awards honor excellence in digital journalism and are a program of the Online News Association. Winners will be announced on Oct. 15. The finalists from Latin America are: GENERAL EXCELLENCE IN ONLINE JOURNALISM Agência Pública (Small Newsroom Finalist) […]

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SembraMedia launches education and acceleration program for digital media in Argentina

"On Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. Argentina, at SembraMedia we launched Amuna Digital, an initiative focused on Argentina that we developed with the support of the Facebook Journalism Project. Amuna Digital is an education and acceleration program for digital media in Argentina that was born with a federal perspective. The initiative seeks to […]

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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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New forms of judicial harassment against journalists in Latin America

"Journalists from Latin America warned about the use of new forms of judicial harassment –among them the Lawfare theory– by certain political sectors against journalism in the region. The most serious example was when on Tuesday [June 22] the 'justice' of the Daniel Ortega regime in Nicaragua raided the home of investigative journalist Carlos Fernando […]

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Deputy judge reverts to prosecute Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro despite the fact that Federal Chamber annulled the ruling

“Deputy federal judge of Dolores, Martín Bava, processed and detained Clarín journalist Daniel Santoro this Friday [June 18, 2021] for the same facts and with the same measure used by his predecessor, Alejo Ramos Padilla, -- as an alleged participant of an attempt to extort businessman K Mario Cifuentes -- despite that fact that the […]

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FOPEA publishes research on news deserts in Argentina

"On the Day of the Journalist, we published the Map of News Deserts of Argentina, an investigation by FOPEA, with the support of [Google Argentina]. We toured the entire country, town by town, to reveal the uneven distribution of journalism. For 6 months, a team of more than 20 journalists worked to ascertain where there […]