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Cuba, Guatemala and Nicaragua among countries with imprisoned journalists; Jailed journalists nearing record globally

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) published its annual report on imprisoned journalists around the world. Although no country in Latin America and the Caribbean is on the list of “the worst jailers,” the report highlights three cases in the region and points out that media outlets and journalists there still face threats to carry out their work

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Guatemalan journalists unite in campaign to highlight attacks and criminalization of the press

On the occasion of Journalist's Day in Guatemala on Nov. 30, a collective of journalists under NoNosCallarán [We won’t be silenced] spoke out against the attacks they have been exposed to for practicing their profession and held a sit-in against the criminalization of journalists in front of the public prosecutor's office.

José Rubén Zamora

Press freedom organizations condemn sentence of Guatemalan journalist José Rubén Zamora, voice concerns about other open court cases

In view of the six-year prison sentence against journalist José Rubén Zamora for the alleged crime of money laundering, international and national organizations voiced their concern for the general situation of journalists in Guatemala, the weakening of its democracy, and for Zamora himself, who has at least two other open court cases against him.

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Meet the journalists defying a widening crackdown on press freedom in Guatemala

After the arrest of José Rúben Zamora and the closure of elPeriódico — the newspaper he founded and ran —, several news outlets are defying government pressure and working together on investigations and fact-checking in Guatemala. Four journalists tell us how they continue to defend independent journalism in the country.

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In ‘a blow to journalism,’ Guatemala’s elPériódico announces closure

After almost 27 years of life, Guatemalan newspaper elPeriódico announced its closure amid complaints of persecution by the government. Its president and founder has served almost 10 months in prison after being arrested on heavily criticized charges.

Woman in background covers her mouth suppressing tears at the Global round up: Lightning presentations on the state of the news media around the world panel

International journalists keep up the good fight despite government attacks, appreciative 24th ISOJ audience hears

The state of journalism around the world is put at stake from government attacks, censorship and war. Seven journalists from seven nations describe the development of modern journalism in their country and provide hope for the future of media worldwide.

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José Rubén Zamora case: Guatemalan government's strategy to silence the press, according to experts

The arrest and court case of journalist José Rubén Zamora raises suspicions of a strategy by the Guatemalan government to silence the press and even political opponents in the midst of an electoral campaign flooded with allegations of corruption, according to analyses by journalists and human rights experts.

Guatemalan journalist Carlos Kestler accepting an award by the Foreign Press Association of London with a Guatemalan flag as background

At the age of 23, Guatemalan journalist Carlos Kestler gives visibility to his country’s journalism with a project that was a finalist for an international award

In a year of hostility and opacity towards journalism by the Guatemalan government, Prensa Libre and Guatevisión reporter Carlos Kestler was chosen as a finalist for the Thomson Foundation's Young Journalist of the Year award for his special 'Broken Connectivity.'

Collage of images of the "No Fue el Fuego" transmedia report by Guatemalan media outlet Agencia Ocote

Gabo Prize-winning work by Agencia Ocote revisits tragedy via journalism, art and memory

The "No fue el fuego" [It wasn’t the fire] special, winner of the Gabo 2022 Award for Coverage, achieves a harmonious convergence of different formats in a transmedia investigation of a fire in which 41 girls lost their lives in Guatemala.

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Central American Network of Journalists emerges as a collective response to attacks on the press in the region

Faced with the recent escalation of attacks on freedoms of the press and expression in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua, journalists from these countries have come together to create the Red Centroamericana de Periodistas [Central American Network of Journalists]. Guatemalan Marielos Monzón, one of the Network’s founders, spoke to LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) about the goals and lines of work of this initiative in defense of journalism and the citizens’ right to be informed.