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Violence Against Journalists

Léo Veras

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.

Lydia Cacho

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

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

LUTO Mexico

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

Mexico leads globally as one of deadliest countries for journalists despite ‘historic low’ in killings around the world

Even as the number of journalists killed globally is at its lowest point in 17 years, Mexico continues to be the world’s second deadliest country for press professionals, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Defensores de La Democracia

Defensores de la Democracia seeks to be a living archive of the work of journalists killed in Mexico

The story of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, the Mexican journalist who arrived in the United States more than 10 years ago to request asylum but who could face deportation, was for Alejandra Ibarra the starting point of her project Defensores de la Democracia (Democracy Defenders), a digital archive that seeks to preserve the work of journalists killed in Mexico.

Martín Rodríguez Pellecer

Founder and director of Guatemalan news site Nómada is accused of sexually harassing at least five journalists

Guatemalan journalist Martín Rodríguez Pellecer, founder and director of the site Nómada, is being accused of sexually harassing at least five women, according to an investigation by journalist Catalina Ruiz-Navarro. All are young journalists, and three of them allegedly are former employees of the site founded by Rodríguez Pellecer in 2014. He denies the accusations and has stepped down as director of Nómada while an investigation into the case is under way.