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"We define ourselves as 'platform-agnostic,' says founder of Salvadorian news site El Faro (video)

This year El Salvador's acclaimed news website El Faro celebrates its 16th anniversary.

When it launched in 1998, the outlet broke new ground when it became the country's first independent digital-native news site. Nowadays El Faro is often cited as an example of excellence in Latin American online journalism for its high-impact investigations and constant experimentation with different formats to tell stories.  Read more »


Bomb detonates in front of Peruvian journalist’s home


A bomb planted by an unknown men detonated in front of a home belonging to Peruvian journalist Yofré López Sifuentes in the early hours of Tuesday April 22, according to the daily La República. Read more »


IAPA calls for justice on 16th anniversary of Colombian journalist’s murder


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) renewed its call for justice on the 16th anniversary of the murder of Colombian journalist Nelson Carvajal. IAPA once again insisted that authorities investigate and prosecute the crime, a request the organization has made since the case was opened in 2001. Read more »


On 10th anniversary of Peruvian journalist‘s killing, IAPA calls Supreme Court to solve case

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) asked Peru’s Supreme Court to clear up the murder of radio journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández and to bring those who ordered the crime to justice. Read more »


66 attacks against the press in Mexico registered during first quarter of 2014


Sixty-six aggressions against the Mexican press were registered during the first quarter of 2014 according to a report published April 22 by the freedom of expression and information organization Article 19. Read more »


89% of attacks against Mexican journalists remain in impunity, human rights commission says

Only 19 percent of all registered cases of journalists’ homicides and disappearances have been heard by a judge and only 10 percent of those have ended in a sentencing, leaving Mexico’s impunity index at 89 percent, according to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in a press release on April 20. Read more »


Telecom regulators’ warning to Haitian media could lead to self-censorship: RSF


Press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned last week that a recent statement by Haiti’s National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL) could lead to self-censorship in the country. Read more »


More than half of Bolivian journalists have suffered censorship and self-censorship


More than half of journalists in Bolivia said they have suffered censorship and/or self-censorship during their professional lives, according to a presentation by researcher Virginie Poyetton on April 16 on her new book “Journalistic censorship and self-censorship in Bolivia. A perspective from within the profession itself,” reported newspaper Opinión. Read more »


Colombian journalist receives threats as court case against her torturers advances

Reporters Without Borders denounced that Colombian investigative journalist, Claudia Julieta Duque, continues to receive threats as her court case advances against the agents of the country's Department of Security (DAS) who, in the last 10 years, have followed, psychologically tortured and kidnapped her. Read more »


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