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Violence Against Journalists

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I/A Court HR asks the State of Colombia to protect the lives of Jineth Bedoya and her mother

"The Inter-American Court of Human Rights issued a resolution to adopt provisional measures in the Bedoya Lima and another v. Colombia Case, by virtue of which the Colombian State is ordered to immediately implement all the necessary measures to protect the life and personal integrity of the alleged victims Jineth Bedoya Lima and Luz Nelly […]

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In Argentina, protesters violently enter Río Negro newsroom, destroy building and attack staff

"The Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa) strongly repudiates the violent attacks and intimidations by protesters from the Central of Workers of Argentina (CTA-Autónoma) at the newspaper Río Negro, in General Roca, that occurred midday [March 23], and demands judicial investigation of the incident, as well as the punishment of those responsible. The aggressors forcibly […]

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Police investigate whether fire at newspaper in Olímpia, São Paulo, was a criminal act

"At dawn on March 17, 2021, in Olímpia, a city in the north of São Paulo, there was a fire at the headquarters of newspaper Folha da Região. The police suspect that the act was a response to the positioning of the outlet in defense of scientific and legal measures to confront the pandemic. The […]

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Photographer of newspaper Estado de Minas in Brazil is attacked and harassed by Bolsonaro supporters

"A protest carried out this Monday (March 15) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, culminated in censorship of the work of the press, with violent attacks against a photographer-reporter from the Estado de Minas (...) The group tried to prevent the journalist from filming and photographing the act, on the grounds that he is a 'communist.' The […]

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Leader of FARC dissident group threatens two women journalists in Colombia

"Colombian journalists Claudia Gurisatti (general vice president of communications media of organization Ardilla Lülle) and Vicky Dávila (director of Semana magazine) have received threats from FARC dissidents, according to police director, General Jorge Luis Vargas. 'All security measures have been adopted, for the case, in order to guarantee the life and integrity of these recognized […]

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Mexican journalist says mayor tried to drive him off the road

"On March 2, at about 6:15 p.m., a sport utility vehicle attempted to force Amaro off the road while he was driving with his son in the municipality of Tetla de la Solidaridad, in Tlaxcala state, east of Mexico City, the journalist told CPJ in a phone interview. He said the car attempted to crash […]

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Argentina: Journalist is detained and another is wounded with rubber bullets

"The Association of Argentine Journalistic Entities (Adepa, for its acronym in Spanish) warned today about the detention of a journalist and another being shot with rubber bullets during a neighborhood march in the capital of Formosa that was held due to new restrictions of the Gildo Insfrán government regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic."   Read […]

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Nicaraguan journalist Wilih Narváez and family repeatedly harassed, threatened

"On Feb. 24, an unidentified man went to [Wilih] Narváez’s house in Managua, the capital [of Nicaragua], and yelled at the journalist’s mother and told her he knew that it was the home of a journalist from Canal 10, the broadcaster where until recently Narváez had worked as a reporter and host, according to the […]

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights will hear case of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima this month

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (I/A Court HR) will hold a public hearing on the abduction, torture and sexual violence suffered by Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima in 2000. Bedoya Lima's case will be heard on March 15, 16 and 17 during the 140 Ordinary Period of Sessions of the Inter-American Court, which will […]

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IACHR refers case of journalist murdered in Paraguay to the Inter-American Court

"Washington, D.C. - On February 13, 2021, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) referred the case of Santiago Leguizamón Zaván and family, regarding Paraguay, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The case refers to the death of Santiago Leguizamón on April 26, 1991, an important and well-known journalist and human rights defender from […]