Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and some of his allies do not appear to have toned down statements against critical journalism since the election in late October.
A meeting held in São Paulo in early December brought together communicators, press freedom groups and State representatives to discuss the threats facing the press, the measures the State is taking to fight impunity in violence against media professionals and next steps for launching a protection network for communicators.
At least 30 percent of Brazilian municipalities run the risk of becoming "news deserts," areas without local news coverage.
A crowdfunding platform that has become one of the most successful in Brazil with projects ranging from comics and board games to films, music albums and theater shows is creating a project dedicated solely to independent journalism.
The councilman suspected of ordering the murder of radio journalist Jairo de Souza, who was killed in the Brazilian state of Pará on June 21 of this year, has turned himself into police, according to the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).
For Brazilian journalists, the ability to keep their identity secret when requesting public data through the Law of Access to Information (LAI) has become easier recently.
With little more than 80,000 inhabitants in Peru and part of Brazil, the Asháninka are the most numerous ethnic group in the Peruvian Amazon. The National Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP, for its initials in Spanish) recently launched "Ashi Añane", an informative program in the Asháninka language, to give the culture a national platform.
Media from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Venezuela and Puerto Rico took home prizes as part of the LATAM Digital Media Awards presented by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA).
A presidential candidate, soon-to-be president-elect, launches repeated attacks on press outlets critical of his proposals and his actions, accusing everything he does not like of being false.
The impunity of homicides against journalists in Brazil has been increasingly frequent in the interior of the country, according to a recent report from Article 19, "The cycle of silence: impunity in murders of communicators."