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Violence Against Journalists

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Colombia: Journalist Felipe Guevara Henao dies after attack

"Felipe Guevara Henao,27, died this Wednesday (12/23/2020) after being seriously injured during a shooting attack by unknown persons in Cali, capital of the Colombian department of Valle del Cauca (southwest)... According to preliminary information, the reporter, a graduate of the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente, had not received threats against his life and at the time […]

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Journalist seriously injured after being shot in Cali, Colombia

Judicial journalist for Q'hubo, Felipe Guevara, was seriously injured with a firearm on Monday night [Dec. 21] in the Mariano Ramos neighborhood in eastern Cali. Guevara, 27, was shot four times by unknown individuals... To date, he had not reported threats against his life." Read original article (in Spanish)

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Radio station owner is killed in Honduras

"Social communicator and owner of Radio Bambi died this Saturday [Dec. 19] after being shot by an unknown person in the municipality of Dulce Nombre de Culmí, Olancho, in the eastern part of the country. The victim is Pedro Arcángel Canelas who also worked for Radio Catacamas for some time. He currently ran Radio Bambi, […]

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Organizations from Mercosur region ask for end to judicial harassment of journalists

"Organizations that defend journalism in the Mercosur region released a joint note calling for an end to judicial harassment of journalists investigating corruption. In the statement, the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji, for its acronym in Portuguese), the Forum of Paraguayan Journalists (FOPEP), The Center for Archives and Access to Public Information in Uruguay […]

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Mexico: Former mayor implicated in the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach is arrested

"Hugo Amed 'S,' of the National Action Party (PAN, for its acronym in Spanish), was arrested for his probable participation in assisting the intellectual author and material authors of the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, confirmed the Attorney General's Office (FGR) through the Special Prosecutor's Office for Human Rights (FEMDH). Shultz Alcaraz was mayor of […]

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Photographer is beaten by the police in Panama; second case in two months

"In less than two months, two social communicators have been attacked by agents of the National Police of Panama because of their journalistic work. Yesterday, Bienvenido Velasco, a photojournalist for news agency EFE, was attacked by units of the institution while covering a protest in the surroundings of Plaza 5 de Mayo, where 27 young […]

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Mexican reporter protests by drawing his own blood outside the Ministry of the Interior

"Omar Bello Pineda, a reporter from Guerrero who has been displaced in Mexico City for three years and has received death threats, protested at the Ministry of the Interior, since the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists refused to provide him with guards. Along with another couple of protesters who were […]

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Nicaraguan police forcibly expel journalist Carlos Chamorro from press conference

"On Dec. 14, the Nicaraguan National Police forcefully evicted journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro; the president of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights (Cenidh), Vilma Núñez, and a group of journalists who were covering the press conference of the director of newspaper Confidencial, held to demand the return of the offices of this media outlet and […]

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Photojournalist murdered in Zacatecas, Mexico after covering the discovery of two bodies

"Photojournalist Jaime Castaño Zacarías was killed on Wednesday in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The reporter was administrator of the PrensaLibreMx page and worked in the social communication area of the Jerez City Council and was intercepted by armed persons while driving his motorcycle hours after having covered the discovery of two bodies on a […]

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Guatemalan journalists receive threatening messages at home

"Journalists and members of the organization Article 35, Sonny Figueroa and Marvin Del Cid, received a threat through an anonymous message left in Del Cid's mailbox on Dec. 7, 2020 in Guatemala City. The message read: 'Marvin and Sonny stop investigating and publishing shit or you'll see.' In an interview with ARTICLE 19, Del Cid […]