IFEX Americas Regional Editor Laura Vidal looks into what lies ahead for Argentina following the election of Javier Milei.
“[Milei] uses a discourse that is openly hostile to journalism and is taken up and amplified by his supporters on social media. This strategy aims to discredit media and journalists that are critical of his policies” – RSF
“This program comes at a crucial time for Argentina that elects its new president on 19 November 2023. RSF and SembraMedia share a common vision of a news media sector that thrives because of their ethical journalistic practices.”
If charged and convicted, the journalists could face prison sentences of one to six years, according to Argentina’s penal code.
For the second time in less than a month, unknown assailants fired several shots at the facade of Grupo Televisión Litoral, despite the police protection posted there since the first attack on December 12.
Argentine court orders journalist Santiago O’Donnell to turn over interviews of former president’s brother
O’Donnell, who wrote a 2020 book based on interviews with Mariano Macri, the brother of former President Mauricio Macri, has faced a court order since early 2021 to surrender recordings of his interviews.
“The violent attack against Argentina’s Clarín Group is very troubling. It is essential that authorities send an unequivocal message that the media must be respected and protected,” said CPJ.
Argentinian authorities must investigate the assault on journalist Luis Alberto Mancini, find out whether it was related to his journalistic work, and prosecute his assailants.
Argentine authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into the surveillance of journalists under the previous presidential administration, and hold those responsible to account.
CPJ calls on Argentinian authorities to conduct a speedy and transparent investigation into the attack on the home of journalist Carlos Walker, and hold those responsible to account.
Forty years after his murder, the often surreal life of Argentina’s most renowned journalist-activist still captivates the imagination of the world.
IFEX speaks to the co-founder of “Presentes” about Latin American gender policies, stigmatising coverage and conservative pressures.
“We are not into paranoia but we are not naive either,” said Revista Anfibia editor Martin Alé. “Of the 20 offices in this building, it was the one with two media outlets that was targeted. This was an act of theft and an act of vandalism.”
The Inter American Press Association is urging authorities in Panama, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina to investigate cases of intimidation of journalists in those countries that are seriously restricting press freedom.