Silenciar a la prensa: una década de asesinatos de periodistas en América Latina

Las investigaciones periodísticas sobre la política, la corrupción y el crimen organizado en pequeñas y medianas ciudades de Brasil, México, Colombia y Honduras fueron la causa de 139 casos de asesinato de profesionales de los medios registrados por Reporteros sin Fronteras (RSF) entre 2011 y 2020. La mitad de estos periodistas había informado de que recibieron amenazas a causa su trabajo.

Document of the Day: World Press Freedom Index in the Time of Coronavirus

The 2020 World Press Freedom Index, compiled by Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF), shows that the coming decade will be decisive for the future of journalism, with the COVID-19 pandemic highlighting and amplifying the many crises that threaten the right to freely reported, independent, diverse, and reliable information.

UN Endorses Journalism Safety, Investigative Reporting

There’s no shortage of challenges facing investigative journalists. Worldwide, our colleagues are beset by lawsuits, threats, lack of resources, and unsupportive bosses. So it’s good news when important voices like those of the United Nations endorse our work. In the closing months of 2013, the UN passed two important measures in support of both journalist safety and investigative reporting. Journalists should take notice, particularly in places where the rule of law is weak. 

On December 18, the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity.