The accumulation of years of anger — protests, discrimination, inequality and the unheard voices of Latin America

Women hold signs reading “When death exists, memory resists” and “The dead in my country pain me” during a protest against police brutality in Medellín, Colombia, 14 September 2020, JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images

The accumulation of years of anger

When people are not being heard, they shout. If, when they shout, they are silenced with violence, anger continues to grow and accumulate.

The information deserts of Venezuela

Discrimination in the airwaves — indigenous peoples and community radio

Cyberdelitos in Nicaragua

  • The vague and dubious definition of crimes in the bill may open the door to arbitrary application, especially given the heavy sanctions foreseen.
  • The bill uses language that may be interpreted to facilitate censorship, allowing authorities to avoid public scrutiny and silence legitimate expressions, including criticism.
  • It inhibits whistleblowing and scrutiny in the face of possible abusive and illegal acts by the authorities and private companies.

IFEX-ALC stands against disinformation

  • Be extra cautious of information that provokes strong emotions, even if it aligns with your own views
  • Scrutinize the source of the information
  • Share the information only after you have verified its accuracy

In Brief

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IFEX is a global network of organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information. Email: info@ifex.org

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IFEX is a global network of organisations that defend and promote the right to freedom of expression and information. Email: info@ifex.org

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