Natalie Southwick

Natalie Southwick is CPJ’s Americas research associate. Prior to joining CPJ, she was a member of Witness for Peace's international accompaniment team in Bogotá, Colombia, a reporting specialist with ACDI/VOCA's Afro-Colombian and Indigenous Program, and the editor of a website focused on Latin American news. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Chicago Reporter, InSight Crime, RioOnWatch, and elsewhere.

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Nicaragua: A crackdown in four parts

August 5, 2019 11:11 AM ET

When protests erupted in Nicaragua in April last year, it was clear from the beginning that the country's media landscape would be a battleground. One day into the unrest, the government ordered cable providers to cut the signals of at least five TV channels. By the end of the...

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CPJ calls on Paraguay to reject social media regulations

October 27, 2017 4:00 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with more than 20 international and local rights organizations sent a letter to Paraguayan lawmakers on October 25, calling on them to reject a proposed law regulating anonymous online posts during elections....

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US Treasury Department decision risks future of two Panama newspapers

October 4, 2017 5:38 PM ET

La Estrella de Panamá has kept Panama's citizens informed since 1849. Now, as the country prepares for elections next year, the existence of the major newspaper, along with that of its sister title, El Siglo, may depend on the U.S. Treasury Department....

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From power cuts to powerful threats, Venezuela's indigenous journalists face a series of challenges in their reporting

September 13, 2017 5:14 PM ET

Three twentysomethings huddle over a desk in a small room in Tucupita, a low-slung city of about 90,000 people that spills across the Orinoco river delta region in northeastern Venezuela. Far from the tear gas and street conflicts roiling cities including Caracas and Valencia, these journalists are focused on...

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Óscar Martínez: Trust and safety for journalists and sources is vital in El Salvador

June 7, 2017 10:10 AM ET

Óscar Martínez knows first-hand the dangers of reporting on crime and gang violence. The co-founder of Sala Negra (Black Room)--an investigative reporting project run by the El Salvadoran new outlet El Faro--says he and his colleagues have been threatened and harassed for their hard-hitting coverage. But, Martínez says, their...

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