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Violence Against Journalists

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Inter American Press Association condemns attack on journalist Susana Mendoza Carreño, stabbed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the attack on journalist Susana Mendoza Carreño, stabbed in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The organization urged the authorities to investigate the motive for the attack and guarantee her safety. Mendoza Carreño, director of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara and correspondent for Channel 44 of the University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, was […]

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Journalist Ana Lilia Mata assaulted by police in Morelos, Mexico

"On June 30, reporter Ana Lilia Mata went to cover a conference given by Santiago Nieto Castillo, former head of the Financial Intelligence Unit of the Mexican Federal Government. After the event ended, Mata tried to interview public officials, at which point a member of the Criminal Investigation Police (PIC, for its acronym in Spanish) […]

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Brazil: Culprit of 1989 murder of journalist Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães is caught

"Former military policeman Cezar Narciso de Souza was captured on June 28 by federal police agents and municipal guards in Vitória, capital of Espirito Santo state, Brazil. He was sentenced to 19 years in prison, but had been on the run since 2018 when he was sentenced. Maria Nilce dos Santos Magalhães, a journalist, news […]

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Cuban police detain journalist Henry Constantín

"'You don't know the bunch of pesos they pay me to go after people like you,' an official of the Cuban regime said Thursday, June 30, to journalist Henry Constantine, director of the independent media La Hora de Cuba. Constantine was detained 60 meters from his home in Camagüey, Cuba, by a State Security agent who […]

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Indigenous expert murdered alongside British journalist was investigating the role of the city government in illegal fishing

"Brazilian Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira – who died on June 5, 2022, along with British journalist Dom Phillips, in the Javari Valley (AM) – was mapping the connections of the Atalaia do Norte (AM) city hall with the group involved in poaching and illegal fishing in the Indigenous Land of the Javari Valley. Pereira had […]

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Journalist Antonio de la Cruz murdered in Tamaulipas, Mexico

"Journalist Antonio de la Cruz was riddled with bullets near his home this Wednesday morning, June 29. A family member was wounded, according to initial reports from the authorities. The reporter, who had worked for 15 years for the Expreso newspaper in the capital of Tamaulipas, Ciudad Victoria, has become the 12th murder of journalists […]

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ANP strongly condemns the release of kidnappers of journalists in Bolivia

"A strong condemnation was expressed by the Bolivian National Press Association (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) after the decision of Judge Roberto Cruz Hurtado who freed two kidnappers of journalists, in two hearings held between June 22 and 27, and described the fact as a reprehensible act of impunity that distorts the sense of justice. […]

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Peru: Fujimori's trial for journalist's 1991 murder postponed

"Peru's Judiciary postponed the start of the trial scheduled for this Thursday for the death of young journalist Melisa Alfaro, who died in 1991 due to the explosion of an envelope bomb, allegedly prepared by the Army Intelligence Service, during the government of then President Alberto Fujimori (...) In October 1991, Alfaro was 23 years […]