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Violence Against Journalists

Pétion Rospide

Radio journalist killed in Haiti amid protests against the country's president

Vehicles at Radio TV Ginen were set on fire on June 10 and the attack was denounced by Rospide before his death, according to AlterPresse.

Miguel Mora

Nicaraguan journalists Miguel Mora and Lucía Pineda released as part of controversial Amnesty Law

Mora and Pineda were set free along with political prisoners and leaders of social demonstrations against the government that began in April 2018.

Media. Photo by Kaique Rocha

What is the Mexican media’s role in the midst of multiple murders and mayhem?

Turati also stresses the importance of showing the logic behind the violence, and not only publishing horror stories but trying to find patterns to it, insights that can help people.

Un busto del periodista Guillermo Cano Isaza ubicada en el parque Bolívar en Medellín, Colombia. La escultura es un trabajo de Rodrigo Arenas Betancur.

Colombia’s Attorney General orders detention of former hitman, links him to murder of journalist Guillermo Cano Isaza

The Attorney General of Colombia ordered the detention of a former hitman it linked to the 1986 murder of journalist and editor of newspaper El Espectador, Guillermo Cano Isaza.

Press

Brazilian newspaper owner killed in ambush in Rio de Janeiro state

Robson Giorno, owner of online newspaper O Maricá in the city of the same name in the state of Rio de Janeiro, was shot three times and killed outside his house on May 25.

Justiça

Man sentenced to six years in prison for murder of Brazilian journalist two decades after the crime

A popular jury condemned a man to six years in prison for participating in the murder of a Brazilian journalist in 1998. Shortly after the trial, the sentence was challenged by the public prosecutor’s office because it considered it too low.

Journalist Killed in Mexico

Mexican journalists and their families confront the new president during his daily press conferences

Since the new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his already famous daily morning press conferences, journalists are taking the opportunity to confront the leader concerning threats to themselves and the profession.

The New York Times building in New York City (Photo: Ajay Suresh from New York, NY, USA [CC BY 2.0])

Journalists for The New York Times leave Colombia after being attacked online by public officials

A reporter and photojournalist who work for The New York Times in Colombia left the country after being targeted with stigmatizing remarks from congress members of the ruling party and online harassment

Journalist Killed in Mexico

Authorities detain man suspected in murder of reporter in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

The Attorney General of the State of Quintana Roo reported that a man was in custody of the public prosecution for “his probable participation” in the murder for a communicator on May 16 in colonia Forjadores.