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Velocidad Fund shares key areas necessary for digital news outlets in Latin America to become independent, sustainable, and reach a broader audience

Media accelerator Velocidad shared lessons learned in 16 months of consulting, follow-up and financial support to ten news outlets in Latin America. During this time, these media organizations saw improvements in their organizational structure, audience loyalty, business model and product vision and culture.

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Activist collective in Cuba raises funds to provide shelter and protection to harassed women journalists

Collective of women journalists from Cuba seeks to raise funds to create a shelter and provide protection to journalists who face police and judicial harassment from the Cuban State, for practicing their profession as independent journalists.

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Journalists in Cuba are besieged, intimidated and watched to prevent them from covering the 15-N protests

Members of the press have faced extrajudicial house arrests, summons with authorities, suspension of services, withdrawal of accreditations and the presence of security agents near their homes since days before the 15-N protests.

Yoel Acosta Gámez: ‘minha mensagem ao regime comunista é vamos continuar mostrando a realidade do povo cubano. Não temos medo de ser levados para a prisão’. Foto: ADN Cuba

Cuba fines independent journalist based on recent decree regulating the internet

Cuban independent journalist Yoel Acosta Gámez is one of the first to be fined under the new Decree-Law 35, which regulates telecommunications services on the island but, in practice, tightens control over the use of the internet and social media.

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Cuban journalists detained during historic demonstrations; some whereabouts unknown and one faces charges

Seven journalists have been detained in Cuba following historic demonstrations throughout the island that started on July 11 amid food and medication shortages.

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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.

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U.S. State Department report on human rights and press freedom around the world draws ire of some Latin American leaders

Governments of several Latin American countries have struck back after the U.S. State Department released its report on human rights practices around the world, including comments regarding freedoms of expression and of the press. However, the annual reports, which are now in their 45th edition, are welcomed by press freedom and journalism groups in nations […]

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Cuba sees increase of 124% in violations against press freedom in January and journalists anticipate trend of greater repression

In part, the skyrocketing of the cases can be attributed to the suppression of a demonstration on Jan. 27, but journalists and organizations in the country believe that attacks on the press are part of a broader escalation of aggressions

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Detentions, evictions and phones broken by the police are a constant for Cuban journalist Camila Acosta

Cuban journalist Camila Acosta has had to move 10 times, between March and October, replace her cell phone three times and has been detained up to four times.

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Latin American journalism joins global conversation on racism and diversity in newsrooms

In recent months, headlines in media outlets from Cuba to Brazil highlight the murders of Black and Indigenous men and youth, placing them in the context of a notorious case that had global repercussions.