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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.

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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.

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NGOs call for authorities to investigate the computer theft of Salvadoran journalist

Various nongovernmental organizations have denounced the act against the journalist Julia Gavarrete of the magazine GatoEncerrado and have asked for an investigation into the theft, however, the president of that nation has made light of the situation.

Sede da rádio comunitária indígena La Voz de Talamanca 88.3 FM, em zona rural da Costa Rica. Foto: Divulgação

Indigenous media in Latin America intensify efforts to bring information about COVID-19 to communities and save lives

With the pandemic, indigenous media have gotten information about the disease to isolated communities, with little or no access to the internet.

Presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Foto: Carlos Barrera/El Faro. (Cortesía.)

Salvadoran government reinforces limits on freedom of expression and the press during COVID-19 pandemic

Since the Salvadoran government imposed mandatory home quarantine on March 21 due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a number of executive restrictions have affected access to information and freedom of expression.

Presidente de El Salvador, Nayib Bukele. Foto: Carlos Barrera/El Faro. (Cortesía.)

Salvadoran journalists warn about lack of access to official sources and little tolerance for criticism from the new government

Since President Nayib Bukele took office on June 1, 2019, Salvadoran journalists in the country say public institutions and officials are increasingly less accessible as sources