Leading Latin American journalists — including past and present Nieman Fellows — gathered at Harvard on Nov. 18 for a one-day conference that took a close look at press freedom in Latin America. The speakers discussed the difficult challenges many journalists face in their countries, including the killings of colleagues, abductions, intimidation, pressure from government officials or from powerful media moguls, and the absence of legal protection and press freedom laws. They also presented innovative solutions to some problems, including how online news magazines can make a difference.
This event was co-sponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at HKSG, the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
SESSION I: Freedom of Expression in Latin America:
Advances and Setbacks
SESSION II: Journalism and the Media in Latin America:
The Good, the Bad and the Powerful
SESSION III: The Future of Information in Latin America:
Power Struggles in a New Media Environment