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Recent Blog Posts:

New website Sin Etiquetas promotes homophobia-free journalism in Latin America

The newly launched Sin Etiquetas, or “No Labels,” is a website dedicated to promoting homophobia-free journalism across Latin America.

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Venezuelan journalists denounce media censorship at OAS hearing

In a hearing before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights (IACHR), a group of Venezuelan journalists, union members, and local NGOs have firmly denounced ongoing censorship of the press in Venezuela. Read more »


Mexican activist killed during live broadcast in Sinaloa amid wave of attacks on journalists

Mexican activist Atilano Román Tirado was killed on Monday while giving a live radio broadcast in Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa. Read more »


Paramilitary groups in Colombia target journalists with hit lists

Los Urabeños and Los Rastrojos, paramilitary groups in Colombia, have published hits lists threatening a combined ten journalists with consequences if they don’t immediately abandon their posts and leave the towns where they work. Read more »


Paraguay becomes 100th country to sign FOI law

On Sept. 18, Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes signed the country’s first freedom of information (FOI) law, making it the 100th country in the world to pass similar legislation. Read more »


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