Journalists and experts attributed the increase in attacks to a repressive pattern from the government and to the country's political moment, of the retaking of the National Assembly by those aligned with Chavismo.
In their mission to document the events, many photojournalists in Latin America suffer attacks or arrests by the police.
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.
For decades, dozens of journalists from Latin America and around the world have taken advantage of fellowship programs at prestigious U.S. universities.
Six media outlets from Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Venezuela and Chile will proceed to the second phase of the Velocidad independent media accelerator program.
The alliance, called Venezuela Verifica, brings together fact-checkers from seven organizations, under the coordination of the Venezuelan Press and Society Institute (IPYS Venezuela)
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.
After five months of imprisonment, Ana Belén Tovar, editor of the media outlet Entorno Inteligente and operations manager of Venmedios, was released after being detained since last November during a raid on the facilities.
After 12 days in a unit of the Special Action Forces (FAES, for its acronym in Spanish) of the Venezuelan police, journalist Darvinson Rojas was released.
The house of Venezuelan journalist Darvinson Rojas was raided and he was detained by agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on March 21, in Caracas.