Posts Tagged ‘ Mexico ’

Beyond language, experts say empathy, precision and respect are key in coverage of nonbinary people

The murder of a prominent nonbinary person in Mexico showed that most media in that country do not have protocols or tools to reflect the realities of this population in their stories. According to experts, beyond making good use of Spanish, journalism must reflect reality with precision, plurality and respect for human rights.

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How have these media from Chile, Cuba and Mexico made obstetric violence in the region visible?

Through data journalism, effective interview techniques and innovative dissemination strategies, these reports by Meganoticias (Chile), Red Es Poder (Mexico) and a team of independent journalists from Cuba have stood out for showing the severity of the obstetric violence suffered by thousands of women in the region.

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Mexican press has great challenge of learning how to better report people’s disappearances, says journalist Marcela Turati

Mexican journalist Marcela Turati, who recently released the book “San Fernando. Última parada,” spoke about the challenges and lessons learned from investigating disappeared people for more than a decade. She also spoke about what she believes journalists should do to better cover violence committed by organized crime.

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'We were working among garbage and dead animals': Hurricane in Acapulco, Mexico, leaves news vacuum and threatens local journalism

One month after Hurricane Otis, journalists in Acapulco, Mexico, struggle to report in the face of a lack of infrastructure, damaged equipment and personal losses. The cyclone aggravated the already critical situation of journalism in the state of Guerrero, and the devastation threatens the survival of local media and the work of independent reporters.

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New map sheds light on the state of disinformation legislation in Latin America and beyond

LupaMundi, an interactive map from the Brazilian fact-checking agency Lupa, sheds light on the global state of laws against false information. Countries in Latin America generally don't have specific laws on the subject, and scholars warn of the risks of political manipulation of the issue.

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A new station in Mexico City is making radio for social media — and filling local news gaps

Radio Chilango was born in response to the lack of local news sources to cover the massiveness of Mexico City, a capital of 22 million inhabitants. Its goal, beyond reaching current listeners, is to create new audiences through social media and other platforms.

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#ENDIMPUNITY: Justice in crimes against Latin American journalists demands long fight

To mark the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, which is celebrated every Nov. 2, LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) is highlighting four cases of journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean that, for the most part, remain unpunished.

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‘Empty promises’: Anniversary of murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo marks almost 9 years without major progress

On Jan. 2, 2015, Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was abducted from his home by armed men. Days later his body was found lifeless and with signs of torture. In the past almost nine years, his family has been dedicated to finding justice with different governments, without much success.

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Murders of journalists in Mexico are not due to censorship, but to the role they play in their communities, says book author

An investigation by Mexican journalist Alejandra Ibarra revealed that it is not the information journalists disseminate that makes them assassination targets, but rather their roles as leaders and their stances on issues. She also argued out that Mexican officials see critical journalism as an affront and not a democratic function.

Mexican journalist Laura Sánchez Ley and Cuban journalist Abraham Jiménez Enoa pose after receiving an award in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Cuban, Mexican journalists awarded for courage in fighting for freedom of expression at One Young World Summit

Laura Sánchez Ley (Mexico) and Abraham Jiménez Enoa (Cuba) received the Journalist of the Year award, and the latter also received an award for bravery, at the One Young World 2023 Summit in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The journalists denounced journalism conditions in Latin America and voiced support for their colleagues in exile.