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Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso is set on fire during protests in South American country

The building that houses Chilean newspaper El Mercurio de Valparaíso was set on fire in the midst of protests that have left a total 11 dead in the South American country as of Oct. 21. Read more »


181 journalists sign statement against harassment of female colleagues in Chile

After a journalist covering Chile’s recent national celebrations was the subject of unsolicited touching and kissing while on camera, 181 journalists signed a letter expressing their firm rejection of sexual harassment and discrimination against female journalists in the country.


CIPER launches membership campaign as its founder Mónica González wins the National Journalism Award of Chile

Just as the Center for Journalistic Investigation (CIPER) of Chile begins a new stage of financing through a membership model, its founder, journalist Mónica González, has won the most important journalism award in the country. Read more »


Judge acquits Chilean journalist Javier Rebolledo, sued for defamation by former Army official

Chilean journalist Javier Rebolledo Escobar was acquitted of the crime of defamation (injurias graves con publicidad) after being accused by a former Army official sentenced for crimes against humanity committed during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), news agency EFE reported. Read more »


Chilean journalist could get jail time if convicted of defamation; experts warn about effects on press freedom

The case of Chilean journalist Javier Ignacio Rebolledo Escobar, who faces a possible prison sentence for injuria (defamation), may have negative effects on press freedom in the South American country. Read more »


Chilean network Mi Voz proposes '21st century agora' with citizen journalism and regional coverage

In 2018, access to the internet and the possibility of expressing yourself through various platforms and social networks like blogs, Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter are almost expected by a significant portion of the Latin American population. Read more »


In unprecedented ruling, Chilean Supreme Court decides the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten

In a unanimous and unprecedented ruling in the country, the Supreme Court of Chile defended that the right to information overrides the right to be forgotten. The court decided in favor of the Center for Investigative Reporting, CIPER, against a doctor's request to remove a report about medical malpractice from CIPER's site. Read more »


Chilean-Venezuelan journalist detained in Venezuela is transferred to new state; countries spar over detention

A Venezuelan journalist whose family has reported him as missing on two different occasions, has resurfaced in a detention center in Guárico state.

Braulio Jatar Alonso was first reported missing by his family on Sept. 3. It was later discovered that he was detained by the Bolivarian Intelligence Service (Sebin) on the island of Margarita and was subsequently charged with money laundering. Read more »


Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sues magazine Qué Pasa for defamation

A Chilean magazine is facing a lawsuit for defamation from the country’s top government official. Read more »


Journalists from Chile, Argentina and Mexico given category prizes from García Márquez festival

Motorcycle enthusiasts, cowboys, luxurious houses and the words of politicians and other public figures. These were the focus of journalistic projects recognized on Sept. 30 at the Festival Gabriel García Márquez in Medellín, Colombia. Read more »


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