Posts Tagged ‘ Mexico ’

Periodista Patrícia Campos Mello y activista Luis Fernando García hablan durante el Festival Internacional de Periodismo de Perugia 2024. (

Monitoring, transparency and audience trust among factors against misinformation in big election year

The importance of monitoring disinformation in political campaigns, the risks of using social networks to influence public discourse and the current role of fact checking were some topics that panelists from Argentina, Brazil and Mexico addressed at the International Journalism Festival 2024, in Perugia, Italy.

Patricia Mercado, director of Conexión Migrante website, speaks in front of an audience with a big screen behind her at the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

Founder of Conexión Migrante tells how site helps Latin American migrants through journalism and other services

At the 17th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, Patricia Mercado, director of Conexión Migrante, explains how the media outlet offers quality information to Latin American migrants in the U.S., to migrants crossing Mexico, and also to those who have yet to arrive in the country.

Illustration depicting a bloody microphone entangled in a knot of barbed wire. (Photo: Courtesy CONNECTAS)

From discredit to censorship, what happens when power comes after the press in Latin America

With their campaigns against independent media, the governments of several Latin American countries are beginning to threaten press freedom. Can Nicolás Maduro and Daniel Ortega's extreme of media blockages and closures be replicated?

López Obrador's mañaneras in Mexico a unique form of communication marked by attacks on the press

The morning press conferences held by the Mexican president are part of a communication strategy recognized as “unique” not only in his country but in the region. And although they emerged as a promise to improve transparency and communication, their critics see them as spaces to attack the media, journalists and even spread disinformation.

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Cartoonists give visibility to tragedy of drug trafficking in Mexico and criticize authorities' inability to deal with problem

Mexican cartoonists use humor and satire to mock narco culture and organized crime in Mexico through comic strips and political cartoons, while making visible the tragedy and surrealism of drug trafficking and criticizing the inefficiency of authorities to combat it.

Map of the state of Veracruz

Article 19 puts murders and disappearances of journalists from Veracruz, Mexico, under magnifying glass

The journalistic investigation “Veracruz of silences” from the organization Article 19 seeks answers to the question: Why are journalists killed? For this, the investigative team and a macro-criminality specialist analyzed the murders and disappearances of 20 journalists in the Mexican state from 2010 to 2016.

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.

Pregnant woman's belly with a background of dark clouds and the figure of a baby being born in a surgery room

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.

Mexican journalist Marcela Turati superimposed over an image of a wall with flyers of missing persons.

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.

Two photojournalists hold their cameras pose next to a car overturned by Hurricane Otis strong winds.

'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.