Mounting pressures in Haiti, Bolivia, and Cuba, and campaigning to end violence against women

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At least 67 journalists and media workers were killed in 2022

More than half of the 67 killings occurred in just three countries: Ukraine (15), Mexico (13), and Haiti (7); these are highest yearly numbers CPJ has ever recorded for these countries.

In El Salvador, President Bukele harasses independent journalists on Twitter

Bukele’s government uses paid influencers and ‘likely bot farms’ to tweet pro-government messages ‘tens of thousands of times’ on a given topic while masking their origin to create the appearance of authentic grassroots support.

Argentine intelligence agency sues journalists, newspapers over naming agents

If charged and convicted, the journalists could face prison sentences of one to six years, according to Argentina’s penal code.