This is a momentous year for Latin America: with far-right Jair Bolsonaro's debut as Brazil's president and Andrés Manuel López Obrador's in Mexico, the Central American and Venezuelan exodus towards neighbouring countries, a transition in Cuba, the ongoing conflict in Nicaragua and a growing #MeToo movement taking over in several parts of the continent. Yet reporters covering Latin America for a European audience face many challenges in producing balanced stories that go beyond stereotypes, factionalised politics or violence.

In this panel, we will talk about these challenges and look at the stories that have worked and those that have failed, starting a conversation about long-term collaborations and how to create links between reporters, fixers and editors, keeping the audience in mind.