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21 Latin American media projects selected for second edition of Google News Initiative Innovation Challenge

Twenty one media outlets from nine countries in Latin America will benefit from US $2 million as part of the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge to improve operations, strengthen business models, create new products and more. “Innovating, essentially, is developing creative and transformative processes and exploring new approaches to change the way an organization […]

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Under attack: Gutsy reporting and investigations from Salvadoran site El Faro

Since 1998, El Faro has fought a gutsy battle for accountability in this country of 6.5 million people in Central America, bordered by Guatemala and Honduras.

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Mexican editor of El Faro digital newspaper given five days to leave El Salvador after government denies work permit

In what journalists and press groups say is an act against the free exercise of journalism in El Salvador, El Faro editor Daniel Lizárraga, of Mexico, has had his temporary work permit denied by the government.

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Protection law for journalists in El Salvador still out of reach, even as attacks grow

In what is perhaps one of the most critical moments for journalism in El Salvador, the approval of the Law for the Protection of Journalists seems farther and farther away. The bill seeks to be very comprehensive, covering issues from labor rights to the different types of violence suffered by journalists, also including a gender perspective for problems affecting women journalists.

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.

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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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Salvadoran site El Faro doubles down on filmmaking efforts with a story about gangs and relationships that is racking up awards

For more than a decade, journalist Carlos Martínez, from the Sala Negra investigative unit of Salvadoran site El Faro, has investigated the phenomenon of violence in Central America. From his experience following gangs, in an attempt to explain the social phenomenon, it’s possible he’s written about every aspect of them. However, when his colleague, photojournalist […]

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11 laws and bills against disinformation in Latin America carry fines, prison and censorship

Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.

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International community stands in solidarity with El Faro as Salvadoran government attacks on independent press escalate

“The President wants to destroy our credibility and is using all the tools the State gives him,” said José Luis Sanz, director of El Faro. 

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Journalism in Nicaragua and El Salvador: persistence amid government hostility

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, director of the magazine Confidencial in Nicaragua, and Carlos Dada, cofounder of El Faro in El Salvador, talked with María Teresa Ronderos, director for CLIP, about journalism in the face of hostile governments during the 13th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism.