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Featured Nayib Bukele, El Faro

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. 

Atual sede da Radio La Costeñísima em Bluefields, Nicarágua.

'La Costeñísima will continue to stand': Nicaraguan radio journalists persist in the face of threats, intimidation and lawsuits

La Costeñísima is an example of how the independent press tries to survive in the country in the face of persecution by President Daniel Ortega's authoritarian regime

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Almost 12,000 Ibero-American judicial operators have been trained in international standards of freedom of expression

After seven years of the course, “International legal framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and journalists' protection,” almost 12,000 Ibero-American judicial operators have been trained.

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Latin American journalists suffered 630 attacks during the first half of 2020

Between January and June of 2020, Voces del Sur, a Latin American initiative, registered 630 aggressions against the press in the region. These went on the rise or worsened after governments issued a health emergency.

Bolsonaro's threat to assault a reporter puts journalists at risk, press associations said

The Brazilian president's threat of physical violence against a journalist who asked him a question puts the conflictual relationship that he has had with the press since before becoming president on a different level, according to press freedom organizations.

Ricardo Calderón feature

Knowing that investigations "have served to purge institutions, expose corruption and restore the dignity of victims is more than enough,” says Ricardo Calderón, winner of the Moors Cabot

Colombian journalist Ricardo Calderón was one of the winners of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot Awards. His investigations have leaded to the removal from office, arrests and prosecutions of dozens of shady officials, and because of that his life has been in danger.

'I had to walk with a bodyguard for awhile,' said Patrícia Campos Mello, winner of the Maria Moors Cabot 2020

Brazilian reporter Patricia Campos Mello was one of the winner of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot. The Columbia Journalism School described Campos Mello as “a fearless investigative reporter.”

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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COVID-19 pandemic intensifies media crisis in Portugal and Spain

As it did in Latin America, COVID-19 has a strong impact on the media outlets in Portugal and Spain, with a drastic reduction in advertising, and cuts to staff and salary.

UNESCO published two reports in Spanish to understand and tackle disinformation about COVID-19

UNESCO published two policy reports in Spanish to understand and respond to the 'infodemic': the disinformation pandemic about COVID-19 that has circulated at a speed impossible to control.