texas-moody

Guatemala

Posts Tagged ‘ Guatemala ’

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.

A group of journalists on a stage surrounding a woman speaking on a microphone

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.

Art about zero access to information

How to tell stories in countries that have non-transparent and authoritarian governments? Latin American journalists shared experiences and strategies

During the LATAM Festival of Digital Media and Journalism, journalists from Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela shared how they go around the opacity and hostility of their governments. They agreed that the lack of transparency and access to information can cost human lives.

Guatemalan journalists talk about the worsening of press freedom: 'A campaign of hunting, harassment and violence'

The arrest of José Rubén Zamora, journalist, founder and president of elPeriódico newspaper in Guatemala, has drawn international attention to the worsening of press freedom and the right to information in Guatemala. Journalists interviewed by LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) said that the arrest of one of the best-known names in Guatemalan journalism is a serious development in the escalation of attacks against the press critical of President Alejandro Giammattei's administration.

José Rubén Zamora - Guatemala

'This is the most blatant message from a government against freedom of the press,' elPeriódico's deputy director said on the José Rubén Zamora case in Guatemala

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) held the panel "Imprisoned for reporting: Guatemalan authorities target a prominent journalist" to discuss the case of journalist José Ruben Zamora, who will soon complete a month in prison. The panel was attended by Carmen Aristegui, Lucy Chay, Carlos Dada, José Zamora (son) and Carlos Jornet.

Handle hammering a gavel in front of yellow triangle

Justice for journalists in Guatemala: Prosecutor archives more complaints than it brings to trial

Statistical data shows that in the last three years, the most common response of the Guatemalan public prosecutor to cases of attacks against journalists was dismissal. Only 1 percent of the cases end up with a conviction. Under Attorney General María Consuelo Porras, the budget to investigate crimes against this profession was reduced by 77 percent.

Handle hammering a gavel in front of yellow triangle

Prosecuting crimes against journalists in Latin America: the key to ending impunity

Across Latin America, governments have attempted different models to investigate and prosecute attacks against journalists. It is evident that there is no unified model for creating an office to investigate and prosecute crimes against journalists. Some countries have special prosecutors, while other countries have investigative units. Moreover, the results of their efforts are often difficult to track, according to experts.

Illustration of someone holding a panic button

A protection plan for journalists in Guatemala that was dead on arrival

Exactly a decade ago, the government of Guatemala committed to creating a plan to protect press workers in the face of growing attacks. That happened in 2012 during a government favorable to the idea, yet all these years later, it still hasn’t been achieved. Some journalists point to a distrust between the government and the press as a source of the problem.

Mountains in Quetzaltenango Guatemala

Guatemalan provincial and rural journalists face a ‘desolate and desperate’ situation to inform communities

While legal harassment of well-known Guatemala City journalists José Rubén Zamora, publisher of the daily elPeriódico, and Juan Luis Font of the broadcast analysis program Con Criterio have made international news in recent months, less well-known are attacks against vulnerable journalists who live away from the capital—in provincial cities and in the rural areas of […]

Illustration of photojournalist covering a protest

Journalists need more preparation and guarantees to safely cover violent street protests in Latin America, experts say

The spike of public protests that sometimes turned violent has not been met with enough preparation by Latin American journalists who find themselves in the midst of confrontations, experts say.