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Chilean police shoot 2 journalists with rubber bullets at activist’s funeral procession

"On July 7, at about 6 p.m., agents with the Chilean Investigative Police shot rubber bullets at [journalists Vicente Rojas López and Felipe García] while they were covering the funeral procession of activist Luisa Toledo Sepúlveda as it passed in front of the Investigative Police headquarters in Santiago, the capital, hitting García in the face […]

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Chilean journalism schools request government guarantee free exercise of journalism and free expression

“In the midst of a new commemoration of World Press Freedom Day, the main journalism schools in the country issued a letter to the Chilean government to express their deep concern regarding the current state of freedom of expression and of the press in our country. The letter addressed to President Sebastián Piñera emphasizes situations […]

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Chile's CIPER reveals document showing how Army deceived Court of Appeals to spy on journalist Mauricio Weibel

"In 2017, the National Army Intelligence Directorate (DINE, for its acronym in Spanish) asked the Minister of the Court of Appeals, Juan Poblete, to authorize the telephone tapping of a foreign agent who was looking for 'strategic antecedents about the Chilean Army.' The magistrate approved it, without knowing that the cell phone number written in […]

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Chile: TVN journalist loses his vision after his press team is shot at

"A press team with Chilean national television (TVN) was shot while reporting in southern Chile, causing serious injuries to a cameraman and loss of vision in one eye, as reported by authorities reported on Sunday (March 28, 2021). Cameraman Esteban Sánchez suffered an ocular flare as a result of the shots he received while moving with […]

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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 […]

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Report from the University of Chile reveals violations of freedom of expression by State agents

"Serious abuses of artistic expressions due to protest, lack of media pluralism in the treatment of social revolt and pressure on media about their work to inform are part of the contents of 'Report 2020: Freedom of Expression in Chile.' [...] This third report classified four categories of irregularities related to the violation of fundamental […]

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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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CHV news center and CNN reject the arrest of cameraman in Chile

"This Monday, in the framework of a demonstration by ACES high school students at the Ministry of Education, cameraman Álex Cuadra was detained by national police, while he was performing his press duties. In this regard, the Directorate of the WarnerMedia news center reports that it ‘regrets and repudiates the detention that a member of […]

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Journalists from Radio Cooperativa in Chile win 2020 Gabo Award for Excellence

“The team of journalists from Radio Cooperativa in Chile, which stood out for their high quality work and their relevant contribution to the history of Chilean democracy, as well as for the exercise of indispensable journalism and a clear spirit of public service, is the winner of the Gabo 2020 Award for Recognition of Journalistic […]

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Chilean Association of Journalists observed limitations on press access during Plebiscite

"The Chilean Association of Journalists detected, thanks to the work of the Overseers for the Right to Communication team, various limitations on press freedom during the National Plebiscite, many due to poor judgment and respect for the protocols of the Electoral Service in polling places. According to what was observed by  journalists in various regions […]