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A partir da esquerda, em cima: Patricia Campos Mello (Folha de S. Paulo - Brasil), Luz Mely Reyes (Efecto Cocuyo - Venezuela, Carlos Dada (El Faro - El Salvador). Embaixo: Adela Navarro (Semanario ZETA - México) e Carlos Fernando Chamorro (Confidencial - Nicarágua).

Million-dollar fines, accusations of terrorism and 'Bullying Saturdays': harassment against journalists in Latin America

Government harassment against journalists has become a trend in Latin American countries, with leaders often using the strength of state institutions, such as the judiciary and police, to discredit and even silence the press.

Map shows global press freedom situation. Source: RSF

Latin American countries fall in global press freedom ranking

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.

Two Brazilian journalist associations launch initiatives against judicial harassment

The Brazilian Press Association filed two lawsuits with the Federal Supreme Court to curb the abuse of lawsuits against journalists. The Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism launched a program to provide legal support to independent journalists targeted by lawsuits.

Panel de Orientación Sexual - Conferencia sobre diversidad

Talking about sexual diversity in journalism is talking about the intersection between gender, race and social class, say panelists at Knight Center's diversity conference

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.

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Abraji records 174 cases of journalists being blocked by Brazilian authorities on Twitter

Can a politician who holds an important public office block a journalist on social media? This is an urgent debate for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji)

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Brazil among countries where there is not a single non-white top editor across leading news brands, according to the Reuters Institute

Despite widely recognized as a diverse country, Brazil appears in the report as one of the three countries examined in a recent Reuters Institute report where there is not a single non-white editor in the sample, along with Germany and the UK.

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Press conferences without questions: trend gained strength in Latin America and the Caribbean during pandemic

With social distancing rules, control over who asks questions –and when they’re asked– has increased in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Capa histórica da Folha de S.Paulo durante a campanha por eleições diretas no Brasil. Crédito: reprodução.

How defending democracy made Brazil's Folha de S. Paulo more profitable and influential despite scars left by support of dictatorship

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo recognizes the last 40 years in particular, when it started to stand against the dictatorship it initially supported, and in favor of democratization and direct elections.

Oito jornais brasileiros publicam informe publicitário com informações falsas sobre o tratamento da COVID-19. Arte: Jeff Nascimento (@jnascim)

Brazilian newspapers under pressure for publishing ad that promotes unproven COVID-19 treatments

At least eight Brazilian newspapers published an advertorial in which an obscure association of doctors defends the adoption of a so-called 'early treatment' of COVID-19, whose benefit is not scientifically proven. The decision of the newspaper companies to open space, albeit an advertising one, for the transmission of false information about the pandemic generated criticism.

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Research shows that an alert message and access to professional journalism reduces belief in fake news

The study, which interviewed 1,000 people, aimed to find a kind of vaccine against false news, especially during the electoral period