Young filmmakers managed to tell a part of Chile’s history for future times thanks to a group of people who undertook collective tasks to keep the film archives safe.
The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) continues to highlight the potential risks associated with the establishment of a commission against disinformation in Chile, raising concerns about press freedom and the impact on independent journalism.
The court convicted Herrero on charges of defaming a police colonel in a story about him being removed from his position as police intelligence chief of the southern Macrozona Sur region, allegedly due to involvement in illegal logging.
Early in the morning of March 20, unidentified people entered the outlet’s office in the southern city of Concepción where they stole cleaning and office supplies, opened envelopes and archives, and set a small fire that did not spread.
“The Chilean government must respond to this tragedy by stepping up protection for Chile’s journalists, who are working in an increasingly dangerous environment” – RSF.
On 1 May, gunmen opened fire during a Workers’ Day demonstration in the Barrio Meiggs area of Santiago, the capital, as well as during looting that followed the demonstration, injuring at least three members of the press.
International civil society warns about the dangers to the exercise of rights of the bill to regulate digital platforms presented in Chile
The Digital Platforms Regulation Bill Nº 14.561-19, which is being discussed in the Chilean Congress, establishes rules that end up being dangerous for the exercise of fundamental rights on the internet.
Chilean authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into the shooting of Chilean National Television (TVN) staffers Iván Núñez and Esteban Sánchez, and bring those responsible to justice.
CPJ expressed concern over reports that Chile’s army allegedly ordered a surveillance operation against the investigative journalist in 2016, when he was researching claims of misconduct in the armed forces.
The most prominent Mapuche journalist-activist in Chile, Pedro Cayuqueo campaigns for indigenous rights in an increasingly volatile environment.
Rebolledo, an investigative magazine journalist and author of two books, is charged with defamation for “damaging the honor” of a former military officer convicted of human rights abuses in his most recent book, Camaleón.
In Chile, the protection of private life, private communications, and the sanctity of home lay the foundation that, in principle, provides individuals with sufficient protections from the abuse of both State and private actors.
“Without a doubt this lawsuit has the intent to intimidate, as it seeks the imprisonment of journalists, an action that reminds us of punishments in Chile that were brought against journalists in undemocratic times,” said Claudio Paolillo, chairman of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information.
“Chile’s deputies must choose transparency by voting against these ‘gag laws’, which are clearly designed to protect private interests and to conceal information that could compromise the government,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk.