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Ecuadoran journalist recounts how he was fired for not accepting newspaper’s conditions for his Tweets

Ecuadoran journalist Martín Pallares said that for some time, executives at the daily newspaper El Comercio had been nervous about comments he made through his personal Twitter account. Yet, he never thought the situation would end with his dismissal. That day came on August 17. Read more »


Colombian Program to Protect Journalists celebrates 15 years amid many worries

Second entry in a series of posts about mechanism of protection for journalists in Latin America. Read here about the mechanism in Mexico.

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Online course on Freedom of Expression for journalists and justice system workers of Coahuila, Mexico: Registration open

Judges and journalists, as well as other justice system and media workers of the State of Coahuila, Mexico, may apply to the online course "Freedom of expression and protection of journalists in an international legal framework". Read more »


Man sentenced to almost 30 years for 2013 murders of two Brazilian journalists

Brazilian courts have sentenced a man to almost 30 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two journalists in Minas Gerais, but press advocates urge authorities to look for the masterminds behind the crimes. Read more »


Database shares research and methods of investigative reporters from Latin America


Latin American journalists now have a tool that allows them to discover the best published journalistic research and articles in the region. The tool is known in Spanish as the Banco de Investigaciones Periodísticas (BIPYS), a database of journalistic investigations created by the Press and Society Institute (IPYS for its acronym in Spanish), which has been open for public access since July 6 through a paid subscription. Read more »


FLIP launches 'wiki' about mechanisms of protection for journalists in Colombia and Mexico

As part of the campaign ‘Journalism at Risk’ (‘Periodismo en Riesgo’), the Free Press Foundation (FLIP for its acronym in Spanish) has launched the J-Pro project, which seeks to explain and evaluate the policies established by the governments of Colombia and Mexico for protection of journalists at risk. Read more »


"We journalists cannot find the reason why they're killing us," says Veracruz reporter living in asylum

When Miguel Ángel López Solana received the news on August 1 that fellow journalist Rubén Espinosa had been murdered in Mexico City, the entire nightmare that had forced him to escape from Veracruz four years earlier came back to him. Read more »


Journalists around the world send letter to the Mexican president asking for protection for their colleagues

The murder of photojournalist Rubén Espinosa on 31 July in Mexico City was without a doubt a turning point in matters of security for Mexican journalists. For this reason, his colleagues are demanding that the crime does not go unpunished and that the Mexican state provide protection for journalists. Read more »


UPDATE: Brazilian journalist voluntarily leaves Quito after having visa revoked

Update (August 24, 2015): From the Quito International Airport on August 21, Brazilian journalist Manuela Picq announced she had decided to leave Ecuador due to the "legal limbo" in which she found herself after the Ecuadoran courts failed to reactivate her visa, reported newspaper El Universo.  Read more »


Ecuadoran government imposes censorship of media due to volcano crisis outside Quito

The free flow of information regarding an active volcano currently erupting about 30 miles south of Quito, Ecuador may be threatened now that President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency in that country. Read more »


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