The last six months represented the worst semester for journalists in the Americas in the last five years, according to the Inter American Press Association, news agency EFE reported. The killing of journalists and the various government measures that restrict access to information were some of the reasons that IAPA cited during its General Assembly, which took place in Denver last weekend. Read more »
The killing of a 16 year old girl on June 10 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has captivated national attention for the last three weeks, as well as unfurling a media storm that has now turned into a topic of discussion. Critiques on the media immediately began following coverage of the case and reached their highest level with the publication in an Argentinean daily of several photos of the victim. Read more »
New law in Buenos Aires will "protect" media within the city from closures, suspensions and confiscations
Following seven hours of debate, the city government of Buenos Aires on Thursday, May 30, passed legislation relating to the protection of press and civil liberties, AFP reported. Read more »
- Journalists working for a Latin American or Caribbean media company have until June 14 to submit investigative projects to the Latin American Investigative Journalism Prize awarded by Transparency International, the Press and Society Institute, and the Open Societies Foundation. Click here for details.
At least seven journalists belonging to different outlets were wounded by rubber bullets fired by the Metropolitan Police of Buenos Aires at a protest on April 26, said the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA). Some of the wounded, which included photographers and cameramen, were detained by the police and prevented from receiving medical attention. Read more »
An Argentine journalist has denounced threats and censorship while presenting his book “The Business of Human Rights” in the northeastern province of Chaco, which is covered in three chapters of the book. Read more »
The firings of three journalists in Argentina under different circumstances are a demonstration of the “lack of labor guarantees" that prevent reporters from exercising their profession in “liberty and without suffering reprisals,” said the Argentine Journalism Forum (FOPEA), in a press release on Monday, March 25. Read more »