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Efecto Cocuyo and Crónica Uno aim to identify trends and challenges for Venezuelans ahead of elections

Independent Venezuelan media outlets Efecto Cocuyo and Crónica Uno gave life to Mirador Electoral, a journalistic project that seeks to be a space for discussion on politics and elections before citizens vote on the next president. The initiative is made of TikTok videos, interviews on YouTube and a series of articles.

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Voting authorities in Latin America join media and civil organizations against false news from political candidates

It’s not just media that combat disinformation, voting authorities in Latin America are also fighting the phenomenon. Ahead of October elections in Argentina, judicial authorities are collaborating with media and NGOs to fact check candidates. At the regional level, an inter-American observatory exchanges fact-checking experiences with media and social platforms.

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Chequeado, Latam Chequea and UNESCO offer talks to counteract electoral disinformation in LatAm

Latam Chequea, UNESCO and Chequeado seek to provide tools to more effectively combat the disinformation that circulates during elections through talks aimed at key actors in the electoral process - such as journalists, electoral bodies and high school teachers. The next talk aimed at journalists will be held on June 14.

Self-directed course: Information and elections in the digital era

‘Information and Elections in the Digital Era’: Knight Center and UNESCO launch self-directed online course in four languages

A multilingual course in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish that looks at the impact of the digital era on global elections is now available to take at any time, from anywhere around the world. As a MOOC, the training took place from Sept. 19 to Oct. 23, 2022, and reached 5,330 students from 162 countries and territories. All the modules are now available to take as self-directed courses at your own pace and on your own schedule.

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Press freedom in Brazil: Two journalists talk about the intimidation they suffered while covering election results

Since Nov. 1, demonstrations by Bolsonaro supporters questioned election results by blocking national and interstate highways with trucks and tractors. Journalists covering the events were assaulted and intimidated while exercising press freedom. LatAm Journalism Review interviewed two journalists on the ground. Both suffered incidents and intimidation and told us about their experiences in the field.

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'Information and Elections in the Digital Era:' Sign up for Knight Center’s free online course in four languages

To prepare key stakeholders for how new technologies affect information and elections, the Knight Center joined forces with UNESCO and the UNDP to organize a free multilingual online course. Students will learn standards of freedom of expression and will be exposed to recent experiences on how to address disinformation, misinformation, and hate speech that spread during electoral processes.

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Reverso builds a culture of accountability ahead of Argentina’s midterm elections

Speed and reach are the cornerstones of the second iteration of Reverso — a collaboration of Argentinian media organizations fighting election misinformation organized by fact-checking organization Chequeado.

Candidatos a la presidencia de Perú, Pedro Castillo y Keiko Fujimori.

Ethics Court says Peruvian channels violated guiding principles in electoral coverage; channels reject resolution

After the scandal and controversy unleashed by the dismissal and resignation of journalists from channels owned by Grupo La República and Grupo El Comercio due to disagreements over electoral coverage, came the decision of the Ethics Court of the Peruvian Press Council, which determined that the channels violated their guiding principles.

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Exit of journalists during elections threatens the credibility of television channels in Peru

The recent resignation of a group of journalists claiming a violation of the Guiding Principles of their media outlet, as well as the subsequent dismissal of two producers from the América TV and Canal N channels has caused a scandal in which even the press council’s Ethics Court is involved.

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Peruvian media create alliance with support from UN to verify information during electoral campaign in Indigenous languages

Ama Llulla, "don't lie" in Quechua, is the new Peruvian fact-checking network created to combat false information during the electoral campaign ahead of the April 11 general elections.