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Journalist attacked while covering teen femicide trial in Argentina

"Magalí Espósito, journalist for LV 19 Radio Nacional Malargüe, [from Mendoza, Argentina] told radio show Muchas Gracias [Thank you very much] about the attack she suffered in the San Rafael courts while she was covering the trial for the femicide of [the teen] Nélida Villar. The journalist recounted what happened during her coverage while she tried […]

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Argentina: Hooded individuals attack the building of the Argentine newspaper Clarín with Molotov cocktails

“A group of at least nine people attacked the main entrance of the Clarín Group building, in the Barracas neighborhood of Buenos Aires, with Molotov cocktails. The sequence was filmed and an investigation is already underway by the Federal Court No. 9, led by Judge Luis Rodríguez, who classified the case as "public intimidation." [...] […]

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In Argentina, two journalists denounced they were victims of sexual abuse while covering elections in Tucumán

"Two Argentine journalists denounced that during the coverage of elections in the Government House of the province of Tucumán they were victims of sexual abuse. According to the accounts, the first attack occurred on Sept. 12 during the Simultaneous and Mandatory Open Primaries and the second, on Nov. 14. One of the affected is Carolina […]

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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 […]