Ama Llulla, "don't lie" in Quechua, is the new Peruvian fact-checking network created to combat false information during the electoral campaign ahead of the April 11 general elections.
With a podcast, book of crónicas with thoughtful photographs and a mini-documentary in Spanish with an English version, the publishing house of the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC, for its acronym in Spanish) tried to portray the dignity of eleven men by telling their stories.
Survey of laws and bills that curb and punish disinformation and fake news on the Internet shows growth in Latin American countries. Experts warn of the risk of censorship and self-censorship of journalists.
In almost a week of peaceful demonstrations throughout the Peru, journalists also became targets.
Peruvian journalist Paola Ugaz faces a new lawsuit for aggravated defamation, this time from the director of the Peruvian news site La Abeja. It’s the most recent incident of legal trouble for the journalist related to her investigative reporting about the Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a lay community linked to the Catholic Church in Peru.
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.
The e-book 'Infodemia' explains in a form of a dictionary, and with a lot of rigorous black comedy, the false and misleading news spread across Latin America and the rest of the world during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on the daily routines of people around the world, some Latin American media are dedicating spaces for the voices of those who want to share their stories, particularly those from the front lines.
On Dec. 3, Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its acronym in French) launched the Media Ownership Monitor (MOM) website for Latin America, bringing together studies on media ownership in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
An algorithm against corruption developed by the Peruvian investigative journalism site Ojo Público identified that 40 percent of public contracts in Peru, between 2015 and 2018, have a risk of corruption.