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'Journalists cannot lose track of the people to whom we have a responsibility': Jineth Bedoya, UNESCO Press Freedom Laureate

Awarding the 2020 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize to Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima held special significance for the press in her home country. It was the first time that the prize, created in 1997 in honor of a Colombian journalist who was killed by drug traffickers, returned home.  Read more »


Press advocates fight against disinformation and for journalist security on World Press Freedom Day

As it has done with most things, the current COVID-19 pandemic has made its mark on the annual celebration of World Press Freedom Day (WPFD), recognized each year on May 3 since its proclamation by the UN General Assembly in 1993. Read more »


Covering COVID-19 now and in the future: Knight Center, UNESCO and WHO launch free online course for journalists. Register now!

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the world — and the news. To help arm journalists with knowledge and tools to cover the virus and the health, social and financial crises it is causing, the Knight Center is offering the free online course “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future.” Read more »


UNESCO will provide grants in the framework of the World Campaign for Media Freedom

UNESCO is donating a total of US $500,000 to nonprofit organizations, including media associations and/or journalists, with projects that improve legal protections for journalists, as well as those that support investigative journalism aimed at fighting impunity.

In this way, the First Call for Proposals is open to organizations with “innovative projects” that serve the objectives of the Global Media Defense Fund. Read more »


Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in the midst of the pandemic has 'important relevance'

In almost two weeks, a new edition of the training program on international standards of freedom of expression aimed at judges, magistrates and other judicial operators in Ibero-America led by UNESCO and the IACHR's Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression, in collaboration with the Knight Center, will begin online classes. Read more »


Course on freedom of expression for judicial operators in Ibero-America opens applications for the 2020 edition

The 2020 edition of the course “International Legal Framework of freedom of expression, access to public information and protection of journalists” opens applications to all magistrates, judges and judicial operators in Ibero-America. Read more »


Latin America is second region worldwide with the most murders of journalists in the last five years, according to UNESCO

Between 2014 and 2018, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) recorded 495 murders of journalists around the world, and Latin America and the Caribbean was the second most lethal region for media professionals: 127 of these deaths occurred here, a quarter of the total. Read more »


UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights join forces to strengthen freedom of expression in the region

In search of improving efforts to protect freedoms of expression and of the press, and to strengthen the security of journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean, UNESCO and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Oct. 2. Read more »


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