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President of the Salvadoran journalists' group denounces phone hacking

"El presidente de la Asociación de Periodistas de El Salvador (Apes, by its Spanish acronym), César Fagoaga, denunció este jueves el hackeo a el móvil que es utilizado por el gremio para recibir denuncias de comunicadores vulnerados. Fagoaga explicó en una conversación telefónica con Efe que la tarde de hoy nos dimos cuenta de un […]

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El Salvador lets in two Cuban journalists who were critical of the regime and were forced to leave the island

"Two Cuban journalists who remained stranded for more than 30 hours at the San Salvador International Airport have been admitted to the Central American country by the government of President Nayib Bukele, after the regime of Daniel Ortega, an ally of Havana, rejected their entry to Nicaragua. Independent reporters Esteban Rodríguez and Héctor Luis Valdés […]

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El Faro, El País, and La Silla Vacía win Premio Gabo awards for 2021

"The Gabo Foundation, an institution founded by journalist and Nobel Prize laurate in Literature, Gabriel García Márquez, announced the winners of the Premio Gabo 2021, the premier journalism award in Spanish and Portuguese, in its four contest categories: Text, Image, Coverage, and Innovation. 'Massacre in Tamaulipas. The American Dream dies in Mexico' and 'Beyond the […]

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In El Salvador, Bukele promotes Foreign Agents Law

"The Minister of the Interior of El Salvador, Juan Carlos Bidegain, presented before the Legislative Assembly this Tuesday [Nov. 9] an initiative of the Law of Foreign Agents, similar to the one approved by the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega [of Nicaragua], in which President Nayib Bukele seeks to 'regulate' the donations or financing that different […]

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Another edition of ForoCap is back, organized by Salvadoran media outlet El Faro

From Nov. 4 to 11, the series of conferences, events and journalistic workshops ForoCap 2021 will be held. They are organized by the investigative journalism site El Faro, from El Salvador. In this edition the events will be held from 3 countries, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, with face-to-face and virtual access. "You will be […]

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IAPA concerned about pressure on official sources in El Salvador

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) expressed concern about the reprisals that a high official of the government of El Salvador would take against two journalists for using anonymous official sources in a report. On his Twitter account, President Nayib Bukele's lawyer and legal advisor, Javier Argueta, threatened to initiate legal proceedings against journalists Karen […]

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Association of Journalists of El Salvador and religious NGO denounce attacks on journalists before the Inspectorate of the National Civil Police

"The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES) in the company of [the religious NGO] Cristosal presented a complaint on Tuesday [Sept. 14] to the General Inspectorate of Public Security for the increase in hostilities by the National Civil Police (PNC) against journalists on the job. The president of APES César Castro Fagoaga pointed out […]

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Salvadoran government denied work permit to US journalist from digital media outlet El Faro

"The government of Nayib Bukele denied a work permit to American journalist, Roman Olivier Gressier, a member of El Faro. The news was published on the social networks of the media outlet, which said that in a week, two foreign journalists have received similar refusals 'under questionable grounds.' Last week, Mexican editor Daniel Lizárraga was […]

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Salvadoran journalist reports being slapped by deputy police inspector

"Deputy inspector Martínez Velásquez hit journalist Jorge Beltrán Luna while the latter was covering the recovery of the body of a student killed in Apopa on Tuesday [July 6] by gang members, the journalist denounced on Twitter. 'Today I have been attacked with a slap by deputy inspector Martínez Velásquez,' is part of what Beltrán […]

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In five Latin American countries, COVID-19 responses restrict press freedom, CPJ, TrustLaw find

"In Bolivia, Brazil, El Salvador, and Peru, emergency measures in response to COVID-19 restricted the media’s capacity to report freely and the public’s ability to access information, including critical information about public health interventions and the pandemic itself, a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Thomson Reuters Foundation’s TrustLaw program found. The report, […]