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Freedom of expression organizations criticize Bolivian president’s criminal defamation suit against journalist

Freedom of expression organizations criticized the criminal defamation lawsuit that Bolivian President Evo Morales filed against journalist Humberto Vacaflor, winner of the 2016 Freedom Award from the National Association of Bolivian Journalists. Read more »


“Incidental news”: the new way that young people consume information


A new study on how young people in Argentina consume news reveals that this process is done haphazardly, mainly through cell phones, during free time and while immersed in the world of social networks. The consumption of news is “incidental” and old habits of searching for news on the computer, the television or print are being left behind. Read more »


Digital native media inform and empower rural and indigenous communities in Latin America


Theaters in the streets to relay information, chronicles in indigenous languages and unknown stories from rural communities that don’t appear on the traditional news agenda. This is what some digital native media outlets in Latin America are producing and promoting.

Digital sites like La Pública in Bolivia, El Pitazo in Venezuela and global site Rising Voices are establishing relationships with low-income, rural and indigenous communities. Read more »


Salvadoran journalist wins International Press Freedom Award from CPJ


Salvadoran investigative journalist Óscar Martínez is one of the four winners of the International Press Freedom Awards from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Martínez, who works for the digital news site El Faro in El Salvador, “reports on gang violence and extrajudicial killings in the country.” Read more »


New campaign from IPYS Venezuela aims to get citizens to discuss freedom of expression


In the midst of a tense social climate and reports of attacks on the press, social media users in Venezuela are spreading the hashtag #ExpresiónSinOpresión (#ExpressionWithoutOppression) to talk about the importance of freedom of expression in the country.

The Press and Society Institute (IPYS) of Venezuela launched the campaign on July 10. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist has been in prison for a week after courts revoke his house arrest


Venezuelan journalist Leocenis García, founder and editor of the now-defunct editorial group 6to Poder, has been in prison for a week after his house arrest was revoked on July 4 and he was transferred to the jail of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


One of the most traditional newspapers of Argentina, La Nueva, reduces print circulation to three days a week


La Nueva Provincia, one of the oldest and most traditional newspapers of Argentina that was recently renamed La Nueva, announced it will limit the circulation of its print edition to three days per week.

In a statement released on June 23, the newspaper of Bahía Blanca, Province of Buenos Aires, explained that starting on July 9 of this year, there will be no more print editions of the publication from Tuesday to Friday as part of the migration process to its digital platform lanueva.com. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed while covering teachers' protest in Oaxaca


Mexican reporter Elidio Ramos Zárate, who had been covering a teachers’ union protest in Oaxaca, was killed on June 19 while taking a photo of a robbery in-progress at a convenience store, according to newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya returns reparations she received as victim of the armed conflict


Jineth Bedoya Lima, the Colombian journalist who was kidnapped, tortured and subjected to sexual violence on May 25, 2000 by a paramilitary group in retaliation for her work as a journalist, formally returned the administrative reparations that the Colombian State awarded herRead more »


Venezuelan journalists sue state newsprint distribution company for alleged discrimination in El Carabobeño case


The director of Complejo Editorial Alfredo Maneiro (CEAM for its initials in Spanish), the Venezuelan state enterprise in charge of selling newsprint to print media outlets in the country, was sued for what the complainants said is the discriminatory allocation of newsprint paper that caused newspaper El Carabobeño newspaper to end its print edition, according to information from the NGO Espacio Público. Read more »


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