6,600,000 Argentines, equivalent to 16.7 percent of the population, live in places where there is no independent press outlet, that is, in news deserts, according to a study by FOPEA.
After two years of relative stability, attacks on journalists jumped 41 percent in Argentina last year and reached 82 incidents. In 2019, 58 attacks were recorded, while there were 51 in 2018. Data are from the 2020 Monitoring of Freedom of Expression Report, from the Forum of Argentine Journalists (FOPEA, for its acronym in Spanish).
The global press freedom ranking by NGO Reporters Without Borders (RSF) confirmed a perceived trend in Latin America: a general worsening of conditions for the exercise of journalism on the continent. Of the 24 countries in the region analyzed, 19 lost points in the RSF survey.
Panel on sexual orientation of the First Latin American Conference on Diversity in Journalism, talks about sexual diversity in journalism as the intersection between gender, race and social class.
Fact-checking has little capacity to impact people's opinions, but increases the cost of disseminating, on the internet, something that has already been categorized as false.
With social distancing rules, control over who asks questions –and when they’re asked– has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean.
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.
In their mission to document the events, many photojournalists in Latin America suffer attacks or arrests by the police.
Public media in southern Argentina will have a new governing board, as well as an oversight body for their content, to prevent any "negative impact" of their material on society.
The ruling in Daniel Santoro's case defends the secrecy of journalistic sources as something "essential for the proper exercise of journalistic work," said ADEPA.