International Day of the Victims of Forced Disappearance – Latin America

Latin America is a region especially affected by the forced disappearance of persons throughout its troubled history.

This fundamental violation of human rights has occurred in many different social and political settings including military dictatorships, apparent democracies, armed conflicts and instances of radical violence, among other settings that have controlled the future of the subcontinent.

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), an organisation that represents more than 600 000 press workers across the globe, pays homage to the hundreds of communicators that have been victims of this crime against humanity – as defined by the Inter-American Convention on the Forced Disappearance of Persons - in the region of Latin America. 

Read the full article in Spanishhere.

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The IFJ represents more than 600,000 journalists in 140 countries

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