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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. 

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Increased internet access and insecurity for journalists among media trends in Latin America, according to UNESCO

The report analyzes trends in the region and how they affect freedom of expression, pluralism and media independence, as well as the safety of journalists.

Tanya Amador and Aníbal Toruño speak about the dangers facing the press in Nicaragua. (Screenshot)

Nicaraguan journalists in crisis seek more resources and attention from the international press

Independent media in Nicaragua need technical resources, an international forum and greater visibility in the international press to guarantee the continuity of their work and to attract the attention of the world to the critical situation that journalists are experiencing in the country.

The News Atlas shows that 30 percent of Brazilian municipalities, shown here in yellow, are “almost deserts” for news. (Courtesy)

Almost a third of Brazilian cities are in danger of becoming news deserts, according to new survey

At least 30 percent of Brazilian municipalities run the risk of becoming "news deserts," areas without local news coverage.

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Almost 9 million Colombians live in zones of silence, according to new report from FLIP

When the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, for its initials in Spanish) began in 2015, the team at the country's Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) wanted to measure the armed conflict's impact on local journalism.

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Latin America and the Caribbean celebrate three years of the International Day for Universal Access to Information

For the third year, Sept. 28 is being celebrated around the world as the International Day for Universal Access to Information.

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2018

Smartphones reign supreme for news consumers in Latin America, according to Reuters Institute

The 2018 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) surveyed four Latin American countries and found that in each case, a majority of respondents are accessing their news from their smartphones.