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Colombian media outlet Mutante creates a ‘cycle of conversations’ with readers and calls on them to act

The media outlet, which today consists of 12 people and is based in Bogotá, describes itself as a "digital movement of citizen conversation,” which invites the public to speak, understand and act on the most pressing problems facing Colombian society.

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On Twitter, Latin American journalists are more attacked for their political views than for their work, and a majority self-censor, survey says

A study found that journalists in Latin America are attacked more for their political opinions on Twitter than for their work and 68 percent of them, after online attacks, restricted the frequency of their publications, withdrew temporarily from this social network or stopped publishing on sensitive topics.

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Abraji records 174 cases of journalists being blocked by Brazilian authorities on Twitter

Can a politician who holds an important public office block a journalist on social media? This is an urgent debate for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji)

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Holding the line and battling for the truth: journalist Maria Ressa from the Philippines explains the weaponization of social media during the first panel of ISOJ

During the first panel of ISOJ online 2020, Filipino-American journalist Maria Ressa explained how technology is affecting the democracy not only in the Philippines but around the world. She talked about the complex disinformation networks targeting journalists and freedom of expression.

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Cuban government imposes more limitations on independent journalism by censoring content on social networks during pandemic

Since the new coronavirus arrived in Cuba, independent journalism has had to face the increasingly common fines of Decree 370, which penalizes the opinions of Cubans posted on social networks and digital platforms.

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Publications from Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela have highest number of social media followers among Latin American newspapers

In the latest informal lists from the Knight Center, we looked at the number of Twitter, Instagram and Facebook followers for the biggest Latin American newspapers and spoke to some of the social media managers of those publications about their strategies.

Use of Instagram and WhatsApp for online news consumption grows in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico: Reuters Institute

According to Camarena and Moreno, the Mexican president has implemented a strategy of harassment and disqualification against journalistic media that is causing a polarization of the country's press.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks at an April 23 press conference. (Screenshot)

Editorial director of Mexican newspaper Reforma is harassed and threatened on social networks

Using the hashtag #NarcoReforma, social media users that support Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have tried in recent days to link Mexican newspaper Reforma and its editorial director Juan Pardinas – who has also received death threats – with organized crime. Reforma is one of the biggest and most important newspapers in Mexico.

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The journalistic crónica in times of social networks: Latin American media breathe new life into narrative journalism

From the Brazilian Euclides da Cunha to Peruvian Gabriela Wiener, to Colombian Gabriel García Márquez, Argentinean Leila Guerriero, Mexican Alma Guillermoprieto and dozens of other names, Latin America is home to great tellers of real stories that bring elements of literature to journalistic texts.