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Helplines assist women journalists in Latin America who are being attacked online

Organizations have launched courses, training or guides on the subject and, more recently, started to provide personalized and free assistance to women journalists who suffer online harassment.

UNESCO warns of rising threats to security of journalists covering protests

UNESCO points out the increase in recent years in cases of harassment, detention and physical violence against journalists covering demonstrations. From Jan. 1, 2015 to Jan. 30, 2020, at least 125 journalists were attacked while covering protests in 65 countries.

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Two journalists were killed while under state protection in Mexico in 2020. What does this reveal about the effectiveness of these security measures?

The LatAm Journalism Review spoke with experts to find out what the deaths reveal about the effectiveness and performance of the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, which was created in 2012.

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Mexican journalist under government protection is killed in armed attack

Journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director of the outlet Medios Obson, was killed in an armed attack in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, on May 16, according to information published by the state attorney general.

IACHR report on corruption and human rights asks governments in the region to protect journalists

Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression

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Nicaraguan journalists tell IACHR that the State has not complied with precautionary measures for their protection

At a public hearing before the IACHR, journalists from Nicaragua denounced that the precautionary measures granted by that entity have not been complied with by the Nicaraguan State, a situation that places them at further risk

Ecuador creates new state committee to protect journalists, but civil society demands more participation

"For us it is a total mistake. Reducing the risk for journalists to four criminal risks is not recognizing that the main risks and aggressions have come from the State in the last 12 years," César Ricaurte said

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Haitian journalist shot during protests against the government

Haitian journalist Robenson Sanon was hit by a bullet in his forearm while covering protests in Port-au-Prince on Feb. 13.

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First journalist killed in Mexico in 2019 reported threats to his life and was under federal protection

A journalist who denounced receiving threats was found dead in Baja California Sur after having been reported as disappeared earlier in the day.