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Violence Against Journalists

Demonstration outside Secretaria de Gobernación (Secretary of Governorship) against Mexican journalist Javier Valdez murdering, occured in Culiacán, Sinaloa on May 15th, 2017.

Three years after murder, one of the killers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez has been sentenced

The man who admitted to having participated in the murder of investigative Mexican journalist Javier Valdez, shot and killed on May 15, 2017, has received 14 years and eight months in prison.

Journalist Cándido Figueredo (center) lives with armed guards around the clock. (Courtesy)

‘There are rumors that the PCC is planning attacks against other journalists,’ says reporter at the Brazil-Paraguay border

Paraguayan correspondent Cándido Figueredo, who works in the city of Pedro Juan Caballero, says the situation in the region is "very tense" after the murder of Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras.

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Threatened Brazilian journalist killed by gunmen in Paraguay in dangerous border region

Brazilian journalist Lourenço Veras, known as Léo Veras, editor-in-chief of the website Porã News, was assassinated on the night of Feb. 12 in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay.

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Man convicted for torture of Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho will serve more than five years in prison

Juan Sánchez Moreno, who was commander of the Attorney General's Office of the state of Puebla, was convicted on Jan. 15 for the crime of torture against Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, which occurred in 2005

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New reports of illegal espionage of journalists in Colombia reignite fears

Illegal espionage of journalists and other public personalities, including magistrates and politicians, seems to have another chapter in Colombia after almost a decade ago

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IACHR report on corruption and human rights asks governments in the region to protect journalists

Given the wave of corruption that has plagued the region in recent years, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) asked the countries of the American continent to protect journalists and freedom of expression

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Mexican radio host and manager found dead in Michoacán during first week of 2020

Fidel Ávila Gómez, 46, was last seen on Nov. 29, 2019 in Huetamo, Michoacán, but was reported missing on Dec. 2