Violence against Indigenous Journalists in Colombia and Latin America
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Original versionKrøvel RG: Violence against Indigenous Journalists in Colombia and Latin America . In: Carlsson U, Pÿhtâri. The Assault on Journalism Building Knowledge to Protect Freedom of Expression, 2017. Nordicom
This chapter explores mechanisms and causes that put indigenous journalists at risk in Latin America. It seeks to explain the nature of “indigenous journalism” as well as the differences and similarities between “indigenous journalism” and the journalisms found in mainstream media in Latin America. It analyses measures taken by indigenous journalists and indigenous communities to improve the safety of those who work in the indigenous media. Indigenous journalists are particularly likely to be engaged in struggles involving local communities resisting outside dominance. Therefore, indigenous journalists continue to be vulnerable to many types of threats and violence. The international community has so far paid little attention to the safety of indigenous journalists.