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Violence Against Journalists

Journalist Killed in Mexico

Mexican journalist under government protection is killed in armed attack

Journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos, director of the outlet Medios Obson, was killed in an armed attack in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, on May 16, according to information published by the state attorney general.

Leonardo Pinheiro

Brazilian journalist shot and killed during interview in the state of Rio de Janeiro

Journalist Leonardo Pinheiro was killed while conducting an interview on the afternoon of May 13 in the municipality of Araruama in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

Víctor Fernando Álvarez Chávez

Missing Mexican journalist is found decapitated in Guerrero

Mexican authorities located a cephalic body part – meaning related to the head – of a journalist who went missing from the state of Guerrero on April 2.

Maria Elena Ferral photo

Journalist who denounced death threats is killed in broad daylight in Veracruz, Mexico

Journalist María Elena Ferral was shot eight times while in central Papantla in the state of Veracruz around 2 p.m. on March 30, according to Diario de Xalapa, a newspaper for which she was a correspondent. She died six hours later.

Darvinson Rojas

Police officers arrest Venezuelan journalist who reported on the COVID-19 situation in his country

The house of Venezuelan journalist Darvinson Rojas was raided and he was detained by agents of the Special Action Forces (FAES) of the Bolivarian National Police (PNB) on March 21, in Caracas.

Miroslava Breach

Federal judge issues conviction against man involved in murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

After a series of postponements in the trial, a federal court found one of the material co-authors guilty of the murder of the journalist Miroslava Breach, killed on March 23, 2017 in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Yariel Valdés González in Miami after being released. Photo: Facebook

Cuban journalist who received asylum in U.S. is released from detention center after ICE loses appeal

On March 4, Cuban journalist Yariel Valdés González (29) was released after spending almost 12 months in different detention centers of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).