No News is Bad News: Latin America

IATI Identifier: NL-KVK-52957535-SP-LA
Published in IATI IATI
  • date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2020
  • autorenew Implementation (Status)

In Latin America, Free Press Unlimited is taking a regional approach, focusing on three countries: Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. While freedom of speech is protected by the constitution in the three countries and most protection laws are in place, journalists often face threats and practice self-censorship when covering drug and human trafficking, corruption, organized crime, and related human rights violations. Another reason for this self-censorship is the media ownership, which in many cases is linked to the political and economic elite. In this climate, media struggle to hold powerful groups accountable and fulfill their watchdog role. Limited resources prevent independent media outlets to produce to their full capacity, and in most mainstream media, government advertising represents a substantial percentage of media outlets’ revenue, creating an incentive for publishers to avoid antagonizing officials, editors and media owners. The problem is not only with the journalists and media owners, but also due to the general public opinion, whose media literacy is limited and are used to sensationalism. Violence against journalists, media ownership and limited revenue models for independent media plus a public with limited media literacy skills lead to (self) censorship, and block an environment in which the media feel safe to produce content that stimulate reflection and critical thinking about the real issues that effect the Central American societies. Free Press Unlimited will increase work with media in target countries in order to increase capacity in investigative journalism. Media partners will be provided with technological tools and data journalism skills, including anonymous access to media and journalists for whistle blowers. Lobby and advocacy activities will focus on improving the legal framework for media and safety of journalists and strengthening the networks between civil society and media to increase government accountability. The media literacy component increases the capacity of youth to understand the important role of the media in democratic societies and their ability to become critical-thinkers and engaged citizens.

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Sectors:
  • Media and free flow of information error
    Sector code:
    15153 - Media and free flow of information
    Sector vocabulary:
    1 - OECD DAC CRS Purpose Codes (5 digit)

Participating Organisations

Organisation Name Organisation Type Organisation Role
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Funding
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Implementing
Free Press Unlimited International NGO Accountable
Nomadá National NGO Implementing
Fundación Latitudes National NGO Implementing
ASOPODEHU National NGO Implementing
Contracorriente National NGO Implementing

Transaction

Transaction Value Provider Receiver Type Date
80,986 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2020
75,986 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2020
178,794 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2020
273,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2020) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeJan 01, 2020
159,096 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2019
131,838 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2019
169,846 EUR (Valued at Jun 30, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2019
273,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2019) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Incoming Funds date_rangeJan 01, 2019
103,114 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2018
255,233 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2018
262,124 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2018
267,000 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2018) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2018
168,659 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeDec 31, 2017
148,881 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeDec 31, 2017
164,259 EUR (Valued at Dec 31, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeDec 31, 2017
261,750 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2017
95,400 EUR (Valued at Sep 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Disbursement date_rangeSep 30, 2016
96,255 EUR (Valued at Sep 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Commitment date_rangeSep 30, 2016
89,538 EUR (Valued at Jun 30, 2016) circle Provider N/A circle Receiver N/A Expenditure date_rangeSep 30, 2016
298,064 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) circle Free Press Unlimited circle Receiver N/A date_rangeJan 01, 2016

Budget

534,429 USD
238,200 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2016) date_range Jan 01, 2016 - Dec 31, 2016
261,750 EUR (Valued at Jan 01, 2017) date_range Jan 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
access_timeUpdated on Jan 29, 2021 18:22:14
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