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FLIP of Colombia warns of Interior Ministry decree to restrict journalistic coverage on election day

"Decree 1702 of 2023, issued on Oct. 19 by the Ministry of the Interior, is not compatible with the constitutional parameters on freedom of expression and affects the right to inform and be informed about the elections. These restrictions, days before the elections, sow confusion for the authorities and journalists covering the Oct. 29 elections. […]

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Argentine Academy of Journalism condemns generalized accusations against journalism

"The National Academy of Journalism (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) [of Argentina] rejected the generalized accusations of the press by presidential candidate of La Libertad Avanza, Javier Milei. In the context of the electoral campaign, the institution presided by Joaquín Morales Solá questioned 'the offenses and defamations to journalism' that 'were part of the political […]

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Advice to tackle rising disinformation ahead of pivotal elections globally

“From Argentina, where a far right libertarian candidate has emerged as the frontrunner in the general election this fall, to Mexico, India and the U.S. in 2024, the results of pivotal upcoming elections will have implications for democratic norms globally. As the campaigns ramp up, so too will disinformation seeking to deceive voters. Meanwhile, major […]

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Ecuadorian Ombudsman's Office calls for protection of journalists during upcoming run-off

"The Ombudsman's Office of Ecuador has urged the government to reinforce the protection of journalists during the electoral process that will conclude next Oct. 15 with a run-off between presidential candidates Luisa González and Daniel Noboa. The Ombudsman's Office, in a communiqué released this Monday [Aug. 21] which responds to a summary of the national […]

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Organizations record 37 attacks on the press after Brazilian election run-off

"The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, by its Portuguese acronym) and other organizations that work in defense of press freedom and freedom of expression recorded an unprecedented wave of attacks against journalists, photographers, cameramen, and reporters in recent days. After the results of election run-off for the [presidential] elections, supporters of President Jair Bolsonaro […]

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Latin American organizations denounce siege against the press in Colombia during presidential campaign

"The undersigned organizations highlight the risks of the rhetoric used against the media during the current electoral campaign in Colombia. This creates an environment that attempts to impide the exercise of freedom of the press, reduces the diversity of information and limits the content that citizens can access. It also raises deep concerns about the […]

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Independent press denounces attacks during electoral process in Nicaragua

"The organization Periodistas y Comunicadores Independientes de Nicaragua (PCIN) denounced this Wednesday [Nov. 10] that it recorded 52 attacks against the press during the electoral process that culminated on Sunday with the re-election of President Daniel Ortega for a fourth consecutive term. Between Oct. 25 and Nov. 7, voting day, there were '52 attacks, of […]

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Free course to improve the use of social networks and cyber resilience of Latino journalists in coverage of 2021 elections

"Supported by Facebook, the initiative is an expansion of the project carried out by the Brazilian institutions Redes Cordiais and ITS that has trained more than 1,300 journalists in Brazil and Mexico. Registrations for the free course are now open. New technologies have changed the information ecosystem. In the digital age, the journalist needs to […]

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Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia and Peru sign declaration to combat electoral disinformation

"Representatives of electoral institutions from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru signed a declaration in Quito with the aim of jointly combating false news and disinformation generated around electoral processes. [...] Among the commitments of the meeting, the participants reiterated their intention to continuously apply good regional practices for verifying information (factchecking) and actions against disinformation […]

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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)