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Luz Mely Reyes and José Luis Sanz win LASA Media Award

Luz Mely Reyes, director and co-founder of Venezuelan digital media outlet Efecto Cocuyo, and José Luis Sanz, Washington correspondent, of Salvadoran site El Faro, are the winners of the 2021 Latin American Studies Association (LASA) Media Award. María Teresa Ronderos, co-founder and director of Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP) received an honorable mention. "The LASA […]

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Print newspapers in El Salvador will pay taxes on imported material and equipment

"The new Legislative Assembly of El Salvador amended on Wednesday [May 5] the Print Law, in force since 1950, so that print newspapers pay taxes like all companies. (...) now print media will not have tariff exemptions, that is, they will not enjoy tax benefits and must pay taxes on the raw material, machinery and […]

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Access of Salvadoran journalists restricted at Legislative Assembly

"The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES, for its acronym in Spanish) does not rule out persecution of the press by the government of President Nayib Bukele, who now intends to control the three organs of the State. This, after the restrictions that, since yesterday [May 3], were imposed in the Legislative Assembly on […]

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Salvadoran news site El Faro accuses the government of making up another case against it

"In his antidemocratic obsession to destroy voices that are critical of him or don’t render him homage, President Nayib Bukele wields all available tools of the state as a machine of persecution. The government of El Salvador is doing whatever it can to quiet anyone who thinks differently or critically examines it. At the end […]

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Medio periodístico salvadoreño El Faro acusa al gobierno de fabricar otro caso en su contra

"En su obsesión antidemocrática por destruir a las voces críticas o que no le rinden pleitesía, el presidente Nayib Bukele presiona a todo su aparato de Estado para que funcione como una maquinaria de persecución y denigre a esas voces. El actual Gobierno de El Salvador quiere acallar por cualquier vía a quien piensa distinto […]

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Journalist from El Salvador's Revista Factum receives death threat

"After a report in which the elected mayor (of the party Nuevas Ideas) of Conchagua, in La Unión, is questioned, a journalist from Revista Factum, Bryan Avelar, was threatened with death by a user on social networks. The Salvadoran Association of Journalists (APES, for its acronym in Spanish) denounced the incident and stated that the […]

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Salvadoran women journalists reject judge's reported statement about harassment of colleague

“The guild of women journalists of El Salvador expressed this Friday [March 19] its rejection of a statement supposedly given by a female judge in a criminal proceeding prompted by a colleague and that, in its opinion, normalizes sexual harassment. [...] The controversy came after the initial hearing in the criminal process Jaime Perla faced […]

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Salvadoran Supreme Court admits claim for protection from digital newspaper El Faro

“The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ, for its acronym in Spanish) of El Salvador admitted this Friday (March 5) a claim for protection by newspaper El Faro against the Ministry of Finance for allegedly using an audit to try to obtain information about its 'editorial line, journalistic methodology, sources and ongoing […]

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At least 58 attacks on the press recorded during Salvadoran electoral coverage

On Feb. 28, the Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES, for its acronym in Spanish) presented a summary of complaints of restrictions on journalism during electoral coverage. According to their records, there were at least 58 attacks against the press. Read original article (in Spanish)

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IACHR grants precautionary measures in favor of 34 identified members of Salvadoran digital newspaper El Faro

“The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted Resolution 12/2021 on Jan. 4, 2021, by which it granted precautionary measures in favor of 34 identified members of the El Faro digital newspaper in El Salvador, after considering that they are in a situation of gravity and urgency of risk of irreparable damage to their rights. […]