Violence Against Reporters in Latin America Increased in 2018

Last year was especially hard on journalists from Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela and Nicaragua, who faced intimidation, threats and even death, according to the annual Reporters Without Borders study.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The improvement seen in the 2018 annual Reporters Without Borders (RFS) report on freedom of press in Latin America was short lived. This year’s report shows reporters covering the region face more violent and intimidating working conditions.

“The environment for journalists is more and more hostile and coverage of sensitive subjects increasingly triggers violence, intimidation and harassment of every kind,“ says the report released ahead of the May 3rd World Press Freedom Day.

According to RFS, Mexico is still Latin America’s most dangerous country for journalists, coming in . . .

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