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Violence Against Journalists

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Coalition of nine Brazilian outlets maps 150 cases of violence during municipal elections

Together, the 34 journalists created a database of cases of violence against voters, politicians, candidates, the press and also against people working in the organization of elections, such as officials, inspectors and civilians.

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In Latin America and the Caribbean, a vast majority of murders of journalists go unpunished; Mexico and Brazil lead impunity in the region and world

Special reports reveal Mexico as not only the deadliest country in Latin America for journalists, but a global leader in that undesirable category. Along with Brazil, it is also one of the worst countries in the world for convictions of murderers of journalists.

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Peruvian journalist faces new defamation lawsuit and denounces smear campaign against her

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.

Atual sede da Radio La Costeñísima em Bluefields, Nicarágua.

'La Costeñísima will continue to stand': Nicaraguan radio journalists persist in the face of threats, intimidation and lawsuits

La Costeñísima is an example of how the independent press tries to survive in the country in the face of persecution by President Daniel Ortega's authoritarian regime

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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Bolsonaro's threat to assault a reporter puts journalists at risk, press associations said

The Brazilian president's threat of physical violence against a journalist who asked him a question puts the conflictual relationship that he has had with the press since before becoming president on a different level, according to press freedom organizations.

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Knowing that investigations "have served to purge institutions, expose corruption and restore the dignity of victims is more than enough,” says Ricardo Calderón, winner of the Moors Cabot

Colombian journalist Ricardo Calderón was one of the winners of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot Awards. His investigations have leaded to the removal from office, arrests and prosecutions of dozens of shady officials, and because of that his life has been in danger.

'I had to walk with a bodyguard for awhile,' said Patrícia Campos Mello, winner of the Maria Moors Cabot 2020

Brazilian reporter Patricia Campos Mello was one of the winner of the 2020 Maria Moors Cabot. The Columbia Journalism School described Campos Mello as “a fearless investigative reporter.”

Author explores narrative process of journalists covering violence and 'the ordeal' they go through along the way

In her book, in addition to analyzing this narrative process, she delves into the work of journalists Marcela Turati, Daniela Rea and Sandra Rodríguez Nieto from Mexico, Patricia Nieto from Colombia and María Eugenia Ludueña from Argentina. Polit also carried out various ethnographic interviews with journalists during her investigations.