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Five administrations, same impunity: Eight years after the murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez

"Today [Jan. 24] marks eight years since Moisés Sánchez, a foot journalist in Medellín de Veracruz, was found dead. On Jan. 2, 2015, a convoy with armed subjects entered the home of José Moisés Sánchez Cerezo, director of La Unión: La Voz de Medellín, deprived him of his freedom and kidnapped him for 22 days, […]

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UNESCO: Impunity for killings of Journalists remains unacceptably high at 86%

“On Nov. 2, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, UNESCO renews its call for all necessary measures to ensure that crimes committed against journalists are properly investigated and their perpetrators identified and convicted. New UNESCO data show that the global impunity rate for journalist killings remains shockingly high at 86%. [...] […]

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Surviving a murdered journalist in Mexico

"For many years, Griselda, one of the first people to arrive at the street where Javier Valdez lay dead with 12 bullets in his body, cursed her husband: 'Why did he have to sign that article,' 'he was selfish and didn't think of us' or 'he didn't love us as much as he said...,' she […]

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Ecuadorian Attorney General's Office raids offices of digital news outlet in Manta for investigation into journalist's murder

"One month after the assassination of journalist Gerardo Delgado, [who used to work at] Ola Manta, the Montecristi Prosecutor's Office is moving forward with preliminary investigations, amid complete secrecy. According to information from the news outlet La Marea de Manabí, by a request of the Police to the Prosecutor's Office, and by order of a […]

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23 years after the murder of journalist Jaime Garzón, Colombians demand justice and truth

"You may remember him for his oval glasses and droopy eyes, for the smile he always gave to viewers and for the contrast between the reflections and the humorous criticisms he made about Colombia, a country that at that time was in the midst of a violent scenario composed of paramilitary groups and the extinct […]

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Impunity prevails in aggressions against women journalists in Mexico, says Article 19

"In Mexico, being a woman and a journalist implies a double violence. On the one hand, the one that impacts us every day with 10 murdered women; and on the other, the absolute lack of access to comprehensive protection for the exercise of freedom of expression, with 99% of impunity in recorded cases of attacks […]

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Mexico, ten years after the murder of journalist ‘Milo Vela’: no author or motive

“In his last column in the Mexican regional newspaper Notiver, Miguel Ángel López Velasco addressed femicide, political nepotism and the contamination of drinking water. Authorities had promised to deal with the problems, wrote López Velasco, then deputy director of that media outlet for the state of Veracruz. "And if not, we will remind you here," […]

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People’s Tribunal to indict governments, seeking justice for murdered journalists

"In an unprecedented effort to achieve justice in the killing of journalists, three leading press freedom groups have established a People’s Tribunal to investigate their murders and hold governments accountable. The Tribunal, a form of grassroots justice, relies on investigations and high-quality legal analysis involving specific cases in three countries. An opening hearing will be […]

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IACHR will study the case of journalists Julio Daniel Chaparro and Jorge Torres who were killed in Colombia

"The Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) and the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), representatives of the Chaparro and Torres families, celebrate the decision taken by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to study the case of the journalists Julio Daniel Chaparro and Jorge Torres, who were assassinated on April 24, 1991. This decision is a […]

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In Mexico: Proceso magazine initiates indirect amparo proceedings against special prosecutor in Regina Martínez murder case

"The amparo proceeding is a consequence of the refusal of the Special Prosecutor's Office for Attention to Crimes Committed Against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE, for its acronym in Spanish) to recognize Proceso magazine as a victim in the Preliminary Inquiry 034 / FEADLE / 2012, which is being investigated for the murder of journalist Regina […]