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Violence Against Journalists

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Police investigate whether fire at newspaper in Olímpia, São Paulo, was a criminal act

"At dawn on March 17, 2021, in Olímpia, a city in the north of São Paulo, there was a fire at the headquarters of newspaper Folha da Região. The police suspect that the act was a response to the positioning of the outlet in defense of scientific and legal measures to confront the pandemic. The […]

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FLIP warns journalists of Colombian's State 'capacity for intimidation'

“The overview of freedom of expression in [Colombia] is very worrying. This is demonstrated with figures and facts from a report by the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP). According to the leading organization in the fight to protect journalists in the country, threats, homicides, displacements and exile have worsened 'significantly' in the last four years, […]

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Six out of ten female journalists in Colombia have suffered gender violence

“[...] A significant number of women journalists are forced to quit their jobs, after having faced sexual violence. In fact, about 4 out of 10 communicators have made the decision to leave work spaces, 2 out of 5 have abandoned sources and 1 in 4 have stopping covering certain issues, after having been victims of […]