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Fewer journalists killed in Latin America in 2023, but experts fear creation of zones of silence

The year 2023 saw a decrease in murders of journalists around the world: a trend also seen in Latin America and the Caribbean. Despite the significance of that statistic, expert voices point out that it does not represent an improvement in the conditions for practicing journalism and that it could lead to the phenomenon of zones of silence.

A world map displaying various countries in different colors, indicating the presence of legislation bills against disinformation

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.

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro, wearing a suit and a blue tie, in front of microphones from journalists

Brazilian journalists did not back down in the face of Bolsonaro's attacks, study finds

Former Brazilian President Bolsonaro's attacks on journalists didn't deter media coverage during his term. Instead, journalists used the criticism as motivation, as shown by a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas and published in The International Journal of Press/Politics. Interviews with 18 targeted journalists revealed their increased determination, underscoring the resilience of Brazilian journalism in the face of adversity.

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2022 was the most violent year for the press in Latin America, according to reports by Red Voces del Sur and Reporters Without Borders

In the framework of World Press Freedom Day, the Southern Voices Network and Reporters Without Borders presented annual reports on violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information in Latin America. 2022 was a violent year with 31 murders and almost 2 thousand attacks against journalists.

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World Press Freedom Day: 30 years defending journalism

This 2023 marks 30 years since the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3 as World Press Freedom Day. The main commemoration event will take place in New York, but events will also be held in Latin American countries. The date is an invitation for media professionals to reflect on press freedom and professional ethics.

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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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Journalists call on organizations, lawmakers to support reporters in exile, ISOJ audience hears

Journalists who have experienced exile around the world gathered at the International Symposium of Online Journalism (ISOJ) in Austin on April 15 to talk about how they continue to report on their home countries and what they need from lawmakers, nonprofits, and citizens to support them.

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Violence against the press in Colombia in 2022: Scant progress amid attacks by armed groups and public servants

More than 200 threats and two murders of journalists were recorded by Colombia's Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, by its Spanish acronym) during 2022. As part of Colombia's Journalist's Day, commemorated on Feb. 9, FLIP published its annual report. It found that there was scant progress for a press attacked by armed groups and public officials.