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Topic “Latin America”

Journalists, experts to examine safety and protection at 10th Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas

With physical violence and cyberattacks against journalists reaching unprecedented levels throughout Latin America, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is bringing together journalists and representatives from multilateral organizations and non-governmental organizations to discuss practical solutions at the 10th annual Austin Forum on Journalism in the Americas, to be held May 20-22 in Austin, Texas. Read more »

Media groups mark World Press Freedom Day with knowledge that a journalist is killed every 5 days in 2012

On Thursday, May 3, Reporters Without Borders marked World Press Freedom Day by condemning the "furious pace of physical attacks" on journalists, noting that in 2012, one journalist is killed every five days. Read more »

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 »


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