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International journalists condemn growing attacks on press freedom in Nicaragua

From Mexico to the United States, France to Slovenia, Australia to Zambia, 244 international journalists signed a letter addressed to the president of Nicaragua expressing concern about the growing deterioration of press freedom in that cou Read more »


Bolivian state telecommunications company announces criminal proceedings against journalist for report

A Bolivian journalist who reported alleged irregularities in the contracting of the country's state telecommunications company could be criminally prosecuted. Read more »


Nicaraguan journalists jailed incommunicado as Ortega government continues targeting of independent media


By Teresa Mioli and Silvia Higuera

 

It has been thirteen days since two independent Nicaraguan journalists were arrested as police entered the TV station where they work and forced it off air. Read more »


Argentinian women journalists report challenges with career advancement, professional development and discrimination

In Argentina, 72 percent of women journalists recently surveyed believe that women have less opportunities for growth than men in media companies. Seventy-seven percent believe that, in journalism, women do not earn the same amount as men for doing the same job. Read more »


'We are not doing enough': 27 Latin American media outlets pen editorial regarding climate change

Time is running out and the commitment of journalism at this moment is historic, according to 27 Latin American media that wrote a joint editorial on climate change published simultaneously on Jan. 1.

"Journalists across the continent have a deep commitment to understand based on science that the entire planet must move towards a different growth and development model," said the editorial titled “We are not doing enough.” Read more »


Sentence upheld for former Paraguayan mayor convicted of instigating 2014 murder of Pablo Medina

There has been another advancement in the case of the 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.

An appeals chamber in the department of Canindeyú upheld the sentence of Vilmar “Neneco” Acosta Marques, a former mayor, who received 29 years in prison and 10 years of security measures for being the instigator of Medina’s murder, ABC Color reported. Read more »


On the eve of a new government in Brazil, Bolsonaro criticizes the press and journalists are targeted on social networks

Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and some of his allies do not appear to have toned down statements against critical journalism since the election in late October. Read more »


As murders of journalists rise globally, Mexico leads Latin America for media workers killed in 2018

Mexico continues to be the deadliest country for journalists worldwide that is not engaged in armed conflict. This was one of the conclusions of various press freedom organizations as 2018 comes to a close. Read more »


Ecuador’s National Assembly eliminates controversial sanctioning body with reforms to Communications Law

After a second and final debate, on Dec. 18, Ecuador's National Assembly approved reforms to the country’s Communication Law (LOC, for its acronym in Spanish), indicated by experts as the most repressive on the continent. Read more »


IACHR grants precautionary measures to Nicaraguan journalist and director of 100% Noticias

The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to journalists from a news outlet that has been targeted by the Nicaraguan government. Read more »


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