Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples asks to be recognized by the UN
At the 15th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at the United Nations, Anselmo Xunic, president of Asociación Sobrevivencia Cultural in Guatemala, asked the forum to recognize the new Caucus on Alternative Information and Communication of Indigenous Peoples. Read more »
Guatemalan journalists have condemned the murder of a 32-year-old radio director in the country and called for renewed attention to the construction of a protection program for journalists.
Mario Roberto Salazar Barahona, director of Estéreo Azúcar in Asunción Mita in the department of Jutiapa, was killed on March 17. Read more »
Activists and media workers in Guatemala fighting for the passage of a bill to protect the existence of community radio stations in the country are facing resistance from a media broadcasting association. Read more »
CPJ's list of the deadliest countries for journalists in 2015 includes Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala
Deadly violence against journalists in Latin America has continued to grow this year, with four countries from the region making the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) list of deadliest countries for journalists in 2015. Read more »
Veteran radio journalist María Martin honored for 40 years in U.S. public radio and for training journalists in Latin America
Clouds covered Antigua, blocking the view of the city’s ever-present neighbor, the volcano known as Fuego. After two days of tremors and explosions in the colonial city, news reports said activity was slowing down.
Fuego’s eruptions have been constant over the past several years.
“It always reminds us that it is not sleeping,” said María Martin, a veteran radio journalist honored on Nov. 19 at the University of Texas at Austin for her forty years in public radio and many years of work in Latin America to train journalists. Read more »
In the first six months of 2015 alone, there were 59 documented attacks against journalists in Guatemala, according to a report released last week by the Observatory for Journalists of the Center for Informative Reports about Guatemala (CERIGUA for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »
By Oscar Ricardo Silva and Christina Noriega
On September 13, the Guatemalan government posted photographs of an unpublished article planned to run three days later on the newspaper elPeriódico, raising questions as to whether or not the government had been spying on the newsroom. Read more »
Almost half of government institutions in Guatemala failed to present transparency reports, report says
Forty-six percent of Guatemala's government institutions bound under the country's Access to Public Information Law (LAIP in Spanish) did not present their annual reports on how they responded to public information requests received during 2013, news website Plaza Pública reported. Read more »