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Topic “Latin America”

International Press Institute condemns recent attacks by politicians against journalists in Latin America

On Monday, April 30, the International Press Institute (IPI) condemned the recent series of verbal and physical attacks on journalists in Argentina, Honduras, and Panamá, allegedly by politicians. Read more »

Increasingly dangerous press environment prompts CPJ to launch Journalist Security Guide

With more than 30 journalists killed worldwide every year, and hundreds more threatened, attacked, and otherwise harassed, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has released a Journalist Security Guide, aimed at helping journalists report safely in an increasingly hostile press environment where, whether because of organized crime, drug traffickers, corrupt politicians, political protesters or even natural disasters, "journalists everywhere need to watch their own and each other’s backs now more than ever before," according to the new guide. Read more »

Technological challenges for newsrooms debated at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism

About 40 journalists, media executives, and academic researchers from Latin America, Spain, and Portugal met in Austin, Texas, on Sunday, April 22, for the fifth annual Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Crimes against journalists and arbitrary, intolerant governments hamper Latin American press, says IAPA

On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.” Read more »

Latin America lacks legislation protecting online freedom of expression, book says

"Toward a Censorship-Free Internet ("Hacia una internet libre de censura" in Spanish) is an online book available via free download that analyzes legislation in Latin America addressing freedom of expression and Internet censorship. Read more »

Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking journalists to discuss digital journalism at 5th Ibero-American Colloquium

Journalists, media executives, and scholars from Spain, Portugal and various countries throughout the Americas will gather Sunday, April 22, for the Fifth Ibero-American Colloquium on Digital Journalism, organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Debate on drug legalization hits mainstream press in newspapers throughout the Americas

With Mexico and Central America suffering record levels of violence -- mostly due to escalated drug trafficking -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina intends to raise the controversial issue of drug legalization at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14-15. As an analysis by three former presidents from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico noted, 40 years of concentrated drug-fighting efforts have done nothing to reduce ever-increasing drug production and use, making it time for the region to take a new approach, according to an article published in news outlets throughout the region, including The Huffington Post. Read more »

Spanish-speaking journalists from the Americas can apply now for course on the Inter-American Human Rights System

Journalists from countries in the Americas have until April 16 to apply for a course from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to be held May 10-11 in Washington, D.C. The course, offered in Spanish, is aimed at helping journalists who cover human rights to better understand the Inter-American Human Rights System. Read more »


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