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Dom and Bruno – Bolsonaro’s victims

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Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira were murdered in a remote area of the Amazon – almost certainly by or on the orders of those who run the illegal trade in fish, timber, drugs and minerals. President Bolsonaro has fuelled lawlessness by his rhetoric.

Hugh O’Shaughnessy Obituary

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British journalist Hugh O'Shaughnessy, who died on 1 March 2022, was one of the founders of Latin America Bureau. He reported from Latin America for the Financial Times and the Observer.

An intimate look at investigative journalism in Mexico

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Hunter N Johnson’s impactful short documentary takes an intimate look at the role of investigative journalism in the context of Mexico’s widespread abductions and forced disappearances.

Brazil: reaction vs progress

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Professor David Treece reviews Jan Rocha's chronicle of her years reporting for the BBC on Brazil during the military dictatorship

Brazil: intimidation of the press takes many forms

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Attempts to intimidate journalists are on the increase. Police investigations, and prosecutions (often dropped) for infringement of the state security law and the new law for the defence of democracy are creating a climate of fear.

Gregorio Selser & Marta Ventura – the search for justice

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Gregorio Selser and Marta Ventura dedicated their lives to 'rescue eveerything that nurtures the cause of liberty and justice in Our America.' ~Their papers are collected at the CAMeNA archive in Mexico CIty.

Colombia: representing women victims of the armed conflict

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By comparing the discourse of a Colombian broadsheet and a pacifist feminist organisation, Isabelle Gribomont demonstrates how language can impact the ways victims are understood and treated in a (post-)conflict society.

Brazil’s Uru-eu-wau-wau document COVID-19 victory with new video

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The Uru-eu-wau-wau in Rondônia state sealed off their territory in March 2020. In a new video, they narrate how they survived the pandemic for more than a year with no major cases.

Venezuela: Covid and free speech

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A massive fine levied on independent news outlet El Nacional threatens to further curtail press freedoms, while the government seems intent on preventing independent reporting of Covid infections and deaths

Venezuela: Trochas de la Información

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Emily Gregg reviews a video film which brings together journalists trying to report on the Covid-19 pandemic in Venezuela and the repression they have experienced in trying to tell the truth.

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