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Topic “protests”

Reported harassment of Nicaraguan journalists highlights dangers of reporting during protests


By Mariana Muñ​oz and Teresa Mioli

 

A year after Nicaraguan journalists called on authorities for protection during anti-government protests, several were reportedly threatened during demonstrations in Managua last week. Read more »


Cyber attacks push Ecuadoran news sites offline during protest coverage

Cyber attackers have targeted multiple Ecuadoran news web sites this week amid countrywide protests and ongoing conflicts between various news outlets and the government. Read more »


2014 was the “worst year” for freedom of expression in Venezuela, says Espacio Público

With a total of 579 violations and 350 cases, 2014 was the “worst year” on record in terms “guarantees to the human right to freedom of expression” in Venezuela, according to non-governmental organization Espacio Público. The number of violations and cases, they said, are the highest they have been in the past 20 years.​ Read more »


Research shows coverage of Brazilian protests emphasized conflict and not demands


By Rachel Reis Mourao

Mainstream media coverage of Brazilian protests in June, 2013, both on websites and Twitter, highlighted riots and acts of vandalism, rather than demands made by protestors, according to a University of Texas researcher. The findings, which shed light on the role of media in the portrayal of protests, were presented at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference in Montreal, Canada. Read more »


New online project seeks to leverage social media in coverage of Venezuelan crisis

With the purpose of bypassing the censorship and self-censorship that ail Venezuelan news outlets since the country's mass protests began in February this year, a group of Latin American journalists developed a new site that taps into social media to inform about the crisis. Read more »


Venezuelan government is openly manipulating information, IPYS director says

For Marianela Balbi, executive director of the Institute of Press and Society (IPYS) in Venezuela, the government of President Nicolás Maduro is censoring critical media outlets -- with tactics like the blockage of live broadcasts of the protests -- in an effort to prevent more people from joining the manifestations. In the poorer areas of Venezuela, where internet access is scarce, the only version of events people know is the one they learn from local news programs.  Read more »


Venezuelan president calls for Latin American summit of chavista Twitter users

During the second edition of his new radio and TV show “En Contacto con Maduro, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro proposed a conference of Twitter users from Latin America and the Caribbean in Caracas, state TV network Venezolana de Television (VTV) reported. Read more »


Brazil’s human rights secretary recommends police escort program for threatened journalists

Last week Brazil's Secretary of Human Rights Maria do Rosário announced new recommendations to protect journalists, which would include providing a Federal Police security detail to threatened journalists, reported news portal A Tarde. Read more »



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