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Bolivian media and journalists attacked at newsrooms and while covering social protests during political crisis

In Bolivia, several media outlets and journalists have found it necessary to suspend their work in the face of the insecure environment that prevails in the country after three weeks of social demonstrations. Read more »


World Press Freedom Day focuses on 'journalism and elections in times of disinformation'

Each May 3 is a global celebration of press freedom and its importance to society. For this year’s World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), journalists and press freedom advocates will focus on media and elections, as well as the role of media in peace and reconciliation processes.

This is the 26th year that WPFD is celebrated around the globe since it was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993. The year’s theme is “Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation.” 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 »


Almost 9 million Colombians live in zones of silence, according to new report from FLIP

When the peace process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, for its initials in Spanish) began in 2015, the team at the country's Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) wanted to measure the armed conflict's impact on local journalism.

Among its findings published in the report “Cartografías de la información” (Information cartographies), is that 8.8 million Colombians live in zones of silence, meaning they do not have access to local information. Read more »


Threatened Brazilian media professionals officially included in protection mechanism of the Ministry of Human Rights

Communicators threatened for doing their work were officially included in the protection program for human rights defenders of Brazil’s Ministry of Human Rights (MDH, for its initials in Portuguese). Read more »


Vox publisher Melissa Bell ready to tackle issues facing the media in her ISOJ 2017 keynote address

Vox Media’s publisher, Melissa Bell, will be armed with a number of possible solutions to improve connections between news outlets and audiences that she will share during her keynote address on Saturday, April 22, at the 18th International Symposium on Online Journalism (ISOJ). Read more »


Proportion of women in Latin American newsrooms grows significantly, study shows

Despite low percentages of women in news reporting and presenting, Latin America has seen the most significant progress for gender equality in that field compared to other countries, according to a study of representation of women in the media around the world. Read more »


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