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Public information requests are an alternative for investigating drug trafficking in Mexico

To cover the so-called "War on Drugs," Mexican journalists are using the public information law to uncover the dark worlds of drug trafficking and the State’s fight against it.

In book on abundance of information, Argentine researcher discusses ‘devaluation of news and revaluation of entertainment’

Pablo J. Boczkowski has dedicated himself in recent years to understanding what it means, for the individual and for societies, to live in a period of "qualitative leap in the amount of information.” Read LJR's interview with Boczkowski.

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Amid censorship and repression, Venezuelan media form fact-checking alliance for controversial legislative elections

The alliance, called Venezuela Verifica, brings together fact-checkers from seven organizations, under the coordination of the Venezuelan Press and Society Institute (IPYS Venezuela)

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In the midst of the pandemic, city officials of Rio de Janeiro guard hospitals to prevent journalists from doing their job

Officials of the city of Rio organize to block journalists from carrying out their work in front of health units. Organizations denounce the systematic efforts against press freedom.

Presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Foto: Carlos Barrera/El Faro. (Cortesía.)

Salvadoran journalists warn about lack of access to official sources and little tolerance for criticism from the new government

Since President Nayib Bukele took office on June 1, 2019, Salvadoran journalists in the country say public institutions and officials are increasingly less accessible as sources

Review of Radio Televisión Martí says U.S. government-funded news service to Cuba disregards objective journalism for propaganda

An independent report found that news shows offered on U.S. government-funded Radio Televisión Martí, which produces news for and about Cuba, were “peppered with bad journalism” as well as being “ineffective propaganda.”

Jornalistas Maria Vitória Ramos e Luiz Fernando Toledo, do Fiquem Sabendo (Cortesia).

Brazilian journalists create task force to obtain documents previously kept confidential by public agencies

Between June 2017 and May 2018, more than 73,000 documents were kept under secrecy by the Brazilian government, but there is little transparency regarding the reasons for doing so, according to the site Fiquem Sabendo.