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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 […]

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Argentine journalist Daniel Santoro charged in case for alleged extortion attempt

"Federal judge Luis Rodríguez charged journalist Daniel Santoro for an alleged attempt to extort businessman Daniel Traficante. The magistrate's decision included an embargo of 850,000 pesos (about US $9,100) without preventive detention, according to the ruling. Rodríguez considered that Santoro was a 'necessary participant' in the maneuver in which -according to the complaint- Traficante was […]

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Latin American photographers among winners of World Press Photo Contest

Latin American photographers were among the category winners of the 2021 World Press Photo Contests. The awards are presented by the World Press Photo Foundation, and go to "the best visual journalism of the past year." The Latin American winners are: 1st prize in the Contemporary Issues, singles category: Pablo Tosco of Argentina for the photo […]

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In Argentina, protesters violently enter Río Negro newsroom, destroy building and attack staff

"The Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa) strongly repudiates the violent attacks and intimidations by protesters from the Central of Workers of Argentina (CTA-Autónoma) at the newspaper Río Negro, in General Roca, that occurred midday [March 23], and demands judicial investigation of the incident, as well as the punishment of those responsible. The aggressors forcibly […]

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Argentina: Journalist is detained and another is wounded with rubber bullets

"The Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa, for its acronym in Spanish) warned today about the detention of a journalist and another being shot with rubber bullets during a neighborhood march in the capital of Formosa that was held due to new restrictions of the Gildo Insfrán government regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic."   Read […]

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Trust in the media in Latin America: the same old story?

"As in the rest of the world, trust in news in Latin America has declined in recent years. But survey data from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico show that trust levels vary significantly from one national context to another and can relate to a variety of phenomena, from the shortcomings of journalism itself to social unrest […]

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Argentine municipal government files criminal complaint over journalist’s COVID-19 vaccine reporting

"On Jan. 13, the municipality of Quilmes, a city in Buenos Aires province, filed a criminal complaint to a federal court over [Roberto] Carrigall’s reporting on the municipal government’s alleged mishandling of the coronavirus vaccine, according to news reports, the journalist, who spoke with CPJ via messaging app, and a report by the Forum of […]

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Organizations from Mercosur region ask for end to judicial harassment of journalists

"Organizations that defend journalism in the Mercosur region released a joint note calling for an end to judicial harassment of journalists investigating corruption. In the statement, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, for its acronym in Portuguese), the Forum of Paraguayan Journalists (FOPEP), The Center for Archives and Access to Public Information in Uruguay […]