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Violence Against Journalists

Honduran journalists denounce attacks from protestors, police officers and military members during demonstrations

Honduran journalists reported being attacked by demonstrators, police officers and military members during demonstrations in Tegucigalpa on the 197th anniversary of independence.

Threatened Brazilian media professionals officially included in protection mechanism of the Ministry of Human Rights

Communicators threatened for doing their work were officially included in the protection program for human rights defenders of Brazil’s Ministry of Human Rights (MDH, for its initials in Portuguese).

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Colombian organization asks authorities for speedy investigation of death threats against journalists

Colombia’s Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, for its acronym in Spanish) called on the Attorney General and the Ministry of the Interior to promptly investigate recent death threats made against journalists in early September. These threats were made by an alleged paramilitary group Águilas Negras.

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Study shows Venezuelan journalists work amid threats and economic precariousness

Venezuelan journalists work in an environment often characterized by threats, economic precariousness, limited resources and few job opportunities

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Mexican association demands new government recognize humanitarian crisis of media professionals displaced by violence

The association Periodistas Desplazados Mexico (Displaced Journalists Mexico) is asking the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to politically and legally recognize journalists and media workers who are victims of forced internal displacement caused by violence in the country in the last decade.

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Press advocates protest after Venezuelan journalist is sent to military prison

A Venezuelan journalist who previously fled his country because of threats is now in a military prison facing multiple charges rejected by press freedom advocates.

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Third Mexican journalist murdered in span of two months in Quintana Roo

Another journalist has been killed in Quintana Roo, the third media professional to be murdered in the Mexican state in the past two months. Motives behind his death are still unclear, but journalists and media organizations are calling on authorities to explore all possible lines of investigation.

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Judge denies bail to Cuban journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. who is being held by ICE

A Texas immigration judge denied bail to Cuban journalist Serafín Morán Santiago, who has been in a detention center in that state since April 12 when he arrived in U.S. territory, according to the organization Fundamedios US.

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Two young men found guilty of murdering reporter in Nicaragua despite objections from the journalist’s family

The two young men of African descent who were accused of murdering journalist Ángel Gahona on April 21 were found guilty by a Nicaraguan judge on the night of Aug. 27, Confidencial reported.