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Topic “Latin America”

UN action plan offers strategy for protecting journalists

Highlighting the need to celebrate journalists' work as way of creating a country- and world-wide atmosphere respecting freedom of expression, Guy Berger, director of UNESCO's Division of Freedom of Expression and media development, briefly outlined the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity during the first day of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Storify: More resources, legal mechanisms needed to protect journalists, says OAS' freedom of expression rapporteur

On Monday, May 21, during the first panel of the first day of the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, the special rapporteur for freedom of expression of the Organization of American States, Catalina Botero, discussed "Strategy to Improve Safety and Protection Mechanisms to Combat Impunity." Moderated by Jaime Abello, executive director for the Iberoamerican New Journalism Foundation (FNPI in Spanish), the panel was part of the largest ever Austin Forum, held May 20-22 in Austin, Texas. Read more »

10th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas opens with call for end to impunity in crimes against journalists

The 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas kicked off the night of Sunday, May 20, with an examination of some of the major security issues facing journalists throughout the Americas. During the Forum's opening session, Frank La Rue, the United Nations' special rapporteur for freedom of expression, along with newspaper editors from Mexico and Guatemala, highlighted the risks of independent reporting in a region increasingly racked by violence, corruption and rampant impunity. Read more »

Journalists, experts to examine safety and protection at 10th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas

With physical violence and cyberattacks against journalists reaching unprecedented levels throughout Latin America, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is bringing together journalists and representatives from multilateral organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss practical solutions at the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, to be held May 20-22 in Austin, Texas. Read more »

Media groups mark World Press Freedom Day with knowledge that a journalist is killed every 5 days in 2012

On Thursday, May 3, Reporters Without Borders marked World Press Freedom Day by condemning the "furious pace of physical attacks" on journalists, noting that in 2012, one journalist is killed every five days. Read more »

International Press Institute condemns recent attacks by politicians against journalists in Latin America

On Monday, April 30, the International Press Institute (IPI) condemned the recent series of verbal and physical attacks on journalists in Argentina, Honduras, and Panamá, allegedly by politicians. Read more »

Increasingly dangerous press environment prompts CPJ to launch Journalist Security Guide

With more than 30 journalists killed worldwide every year, and hundreds more threatened, attacked, and otherwise harassed, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released a Journalist Security Guide, aimed at helping journalists report safely in an increasingly hostile press environment where, whether because of organized crime, drug traffickers, corrupt politicians, political protesters or even natural disasters, "journalists everywhere need to watch their own and each other’s backs now more than ever before," according to the new guide. Read more »


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