Paula Martins

“A perfect storm”: Current expression issues in the Americas

August 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

An activist holds up a banner during a demonstration against alleged government spying on journalists and human rights defenders outside the Attorney General's Office, in Mexico City, Mexico, 23 June 2017, Miguel Tovar/LatinContent via Getty Images

Regulating online streaming, millions invested in surveillance and a call to protect online civic space

July 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

What you need to know now: Trends in freedom of expression and information in Latin America and the Caribbean

IFEX’s Americas Editor provides the context for key developments in relation to freedom of expression and information witnessed in Latin America and the Caribbean in the first half of 2021.

A demonstrator holds a sign against police violence in Brazil, during a protest in Sao Paulo, 14 June 2020, Diego Baravelli/picture alliance via Getty Images

Justice in sight, the right to repair, & information deserts… and oases

June 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Demonstrators wear a black cape with red hearts painted to honour the victims on the front line of the national strike, during a protest organized by relatives of victims of enforced disappearance, in Medellín, Colombia, 27 May 2021, Fredy Builes/Getty Images

Protests in Colombia, data protection in Chile and Mexico, and tracking risk in Venezuela

May 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Lima, Peru, 5 May 2021. Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo (L) hands a document to former presidential candidate Veronika Mendoza, for her to sign pledging her support for Castillo in the 6 June election runoff, GIAN MASKO/AFP via Getty Images

Online gender-based violence norms in Mexico, art and protest in Cuba, disinformation and elections in Peru

April 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Reporters demonstrate outside the Paraguayan Labor Ministry demanding higher salaries, greater job security and improved safety conditions on National Journalists' Day in Asunción, 26 April 2017, NORBERTO DUARTE/AFP via Getty Images

What do you know about freedom of expression in Paraguay?

On 5 May, Paraguay will be evaluated within the third cycle of the UPR. IFEX member in Paraguay SPP and the IFEX-ALC network have proposed recommendations regarding freedom of expression in the country. Hear what Santiago Ortiz, José María Costa, Dante Leguizamón, and Flavia Borja have to say about the progress to date, and the potential for change.

The President of Mexico, Andres Manuel López Obrador, points during a press conference, in Mexico City, 5 April 2021, Luis Barron / Eyepix Group/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Critical voices attacked, no excuse for online abuse, and privacy in the Americas

March 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

A woman holds a banner depicting murdered Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres during a protest calling for justice in her case, outside the Central-American Economic Integration Bank (BCIE), Tegucigalpa, Honduras, 3 October 2020, ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP via Getty Images

Journalists are not the enemy… and the virus of censorship continues to spread

February 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

Brazilians take part in a protest against president Jair Bolsonaro and his management of the COVID-19 outbreak, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 31 January 2021, Cris Faga/NurPhoto

Ama Llulla! Vulnerabilities in COVID applications and violence against Black and transgender councillors

January 2021 in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

A member of the press pays tribute to journalist Felipe Guevara, who died earlier, two days after being shot, in Cali, Colombia, 23 December 2020, PAOLA MAFLA/AFP via Getty Images

From racism to biometric data – old and new challenges to the exercise of rights in the Americas

December in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

A shadow pandemic throughout the region, a dialogue cut short in Cuba, and the never ending crisis of freedom of expression in Mexico

November in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

The many faces of censorship in the Americas

October in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.

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

September in the Americas: A free expression round up produced by IFEX’s Regional Editor Paula Martins, based on IFEX member reports and news from the region.