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Violence Against Journalists

The offices of Confidencial were raided by the National Police on Dec. 13. (Screenshot from Confidencial)

'I denounce the dictator Daniel Ortega,' says editor Carlos Chamorro after police raid newsroom in Nicaragua

Officers with the National Police raided the offices of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial around midnight on Dec. 13, taking computer equipment and documents with them, according to reports from the publication.

Miguel Mora (Facebook)

Director of independent media outlet in Nicaragua harassed by government faces several lawsuits

The executive director of a Nicaraguan news outlet that has denounced harassment from the government in recent weeks is now the target of multiple lawsuits.

Journalist Alejandro Márquez (Facebook)

Reporter murdered in Nayarit, Mexico; journalists look to new government for security guarantees

A reporter in the state of Nayarit, Mexico was found dead on Dec. 1, making it the first journalist’s murder reported under new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

Manuel Durán (Facebook)

Journalist who fled El Salvador is temporarily safe from deportation from the U.S., but remains in ICE detention

A Salvadoran journalist who has been in detention in the U.S. for almost eight months received a temporary stay of removal while an Atlanta court considers his appeal.

Journalists - the bête noire of organised crime

Organized crime killed 10 journalists in Latin America in 2018, according to RSF

In Latin America in 2018, 10 journalists were murdered by criminal organizations in retaliation for their reporting, according to a new report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French).

Luis Sánchez Sancho

Government harassment against independent journalists grows in Nicaragua

In recent days, at least seven independent journalists in Nicaragua reported suffering death threats, persecution and harassment from paramilitaries, invasions of their property and arbitrary arrests and detentions.

Rodrigo Acuña

Mexican journalist shot in Veracruz is in grave condition

Veracruz journalist Rodrigo Acuña is in serious condition after being shot by strangers at the door of his house on the night of Nov. 23 in Mexico.

Jairo Sousa

Councilman among those detained in murder of Brazilian radio journalist Jairo de Souza

The councilman suspected of ordering the murder of radio journalist Jairo de Souza, who was killed in the Brazilian state of Pará on June 21 of this year, has turned himself into police, according to the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

Reporteras en Guardia’s first project is an online memorial of the journalists killed or disappeared in Mexico.

Mexican journalists denounce violence against communicators in series of profiles on murdered and missing colleagues

In Mexico, killing a journalist is like "killing nobody.” This is demonstrated by the high levels of violence against journalists and impunity in these cases. It is from this premise that Reporteras en Guardia (Reporters on Guard) was born.

Manuel Durán

Salvadoran journalist receives two week stay of deportation from U.S., but lawyers say it is "only a temporary reprieve"

Manuel Durán Ortega, a Salvadoran journalist from Memphis, Tennessee, received a two week stay of deportation while the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit considers his emergency motion for a stay, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reported.