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Body of Mexican journalist is found in trunk in state of Morelos the day after he disappeared

*This story is developing and will be updated.

The body of Mexican journalist Rogelio Barragán was found in the trunk of a car in the state of Morelos late during the night of July 30. Read more »


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says journalist Glenn Greenwald committed crime and insinuates he could be jailed

In an interview after a ceremony at a military unit in Rio de Janeiro on July 27, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro denied that the recent decree authorizing the summary deportation of 'dangerous' foreigners could be used against journalist Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept, whose site has published a series of reports about the content of leaked messages between public officials. Read more »


Judge prohibits Colombian journalist from issuing opinions during judicial proceedings for her psychological torture

A Colombian judge prohibited journalist Claudia Julieta Duque from issuing opinions and photographs in the context of a proceeding against Emiro Rojas Granados, former deputy director of the country’s now extinct intelligence department, accused of psychological torture against Duque. Read more »


Brazilian journalist expected to pay $213,000 in compensation for report as publishing company undergoes judicial reorganization

The process of judicial reorganization being undergone by the Abril Group, one of Brazil’s largest publishing groups, has led to a journalist being required to pay a hefty compensation for a lawsuit related to a report published in one of the media company’s outlets. Read more »


Journalist who received threats survives shooting in Haiti’s capital

The car of Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor, reporter and columnist for newspaper Le National, was shot several times in Port-au-Prince, according to local media. Read more »


Uruguay joins the fight against misinformation and launches data verification platform ahead of presidential elections

After a little more than eight months of preparation and arriving at agreements between organizations that support the new data verification initiative in the region, Uruguay has joined the fight against misinformation with the launch of fact-checking site Verificado.uy on July 22. Read more »


Peruvian journalist launches first collaborative journalism platform on public health in Latin America

Salud con Lupa is the first platform in Latin America dedicated to collaborative journalism covering topics related to public health. Read more »


Case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya will be heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights

The Colombian State will be judged by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the case of the abduction, torture and sexual violence against journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima 19 years ago. Read more »


With individual projects, Brazilian journalists find a way to produce exclusive content and claim a space in the market

Journalism is a collective job, but Brazilian journalists have subverted this rule by launching one-man outlets, developed by the need to publish in-depth stories and analysis of public policies and other subjects that do not find space in traditional outlets. Read more »


Freedom of expression on the internet is a challenge for the next decade, say rapporteurs from the OAS and UN

The creation of an environment that allows the exercise of freedom of expression, the creation and maintenance of a free and inclusive Internet and the private control of digital communication are the main challenges for freedom of expression in the next decade, according to the rapporteurs of international organizations specializing in the topic. Read more »


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