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Violence Against Journalists

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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.

Journalist Javier Rodríguez Valladares

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.

Serafín Morán Santiago (Facebook).

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.

Ángel Gahona. (Facebook).

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.

José Guadalupe Chan Dzib

Threatened police reporter killed in Quintana Roo, Mexico ahead of general elections

Police reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed at a bar in the state of Quintana Roo just ahead of general elections in Mexico.

Fundación Violeta B. de Chamorro

Independent journalists in Nicaragua report physical attacks, death threats and defamation campaigns on social media

As attacks against journalists in Nicaragua grow after months of protest, independent journalists in the country are calling for freedom to carry out their work. They are also expressing hope in the international organizations on the ground that are working to curb violence in the Central American nation.

Sexual Harassment Against Reporters During the World Cup

Latin American women journalists face sexual harassment while covering the World Cup in Russia

The first day of the soccer World Cup, which this year takes place in Russia, has yielded one of the most regrettable moments of news coverage of the event to date.

Photo of the abducted journalists from the Twitter account “Nos Faltan 3”

Governments confirm that bodies found in Colombian jungle belong to abducted Ecuadoran journalists

The Colombian and Ecuadoran governments confirmed that three bodies found in Tumaco, Colombia belong to the El Comercio reporting team that was abducted on March 26 while reporting in the border region.

The home of the father of Alberto Castaño, administrative director of ICLEP, was also raided, according to ICLEP. (ICLEP)

Cuban journalists report increase in detentions and other abuses of power by authorities

Independent Cuban journalists are calling for support from international governments and organizations as they report a rise in detentions and attacks.

Jairo Sousa

Brazilian radio journalist who was previously threatened is killed while arriving at workplace

Radio journalist Jairo Sousa was killed while arriving at Rádio Pérola FM in the northern state of Pára in the early morning of June 21. He was going to host his program “Show da Peróla.”