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Mexican journalist Jaime Barrera released 24 hours after being abducted

"[In the early hours of March 13], journalist Jaime Barrera gave his first interview after being abducted for more than 24 hours. [...] He said that he was in good health, but concerned and shocked by the experience he had lived through. According to him, his captors released him at a bus station [in the […]

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NGO warns public officials are targeting press in Mexico

"Four out of every 10 attacks against journalists or media workers have a possible relation to public officials, the Comprehensive Human Rights Group (GIDH, for its Spanish acronym) warned this Sunday [March 10]. 'This worrying figure highlights the urgent need to reform and strengthen the Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in the […]

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Journalists attacked while covering International Women's Day demonstrations in Mexico

"Attacks against women journalists covering demonstrations in various cities in Mexico on International Women's Day were reported. In Zacatecas, the detentions of at least five women journalists and human rights defenders were reported. In [the state of] Michoacán, a group of female reporters were documenting the march in [its capital] Morelia when they were attacked […]

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Association of Journalists of El Salvador reports 173 aggressions against press on election day

The Association of Journalists of El Salvador (APES, for its acronym in Spanish) reported 173 aggressions against members of the press during the presidential and legislative elections of Sunday, Feb. 4 in that country. According to a statement published by the association on social media on Monday, most of these incidents occurred before the opening […]

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Journalist's vehicle set on fire in Tijuana, Mexico, after she denounced attack from mayor

"The vehicle of journalist Yolanda Caballero Jacobo was attacked in Tijuana, in the state of Baja California, [on Feb. 1] while she was reporting on the damage caused by the rains in the Loma Dorada neighborhood of that city. Local media have reported that unknown individuals threw bottles of gasoline into the van, set it […]

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Mexican journalist who suffered attack denounces ineffective protection mechanism for journalists

"Journalist María Luisa Estrada, from the Mexican state of Jalisco, denounced this morning [Jan. 8], in front of the President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, threats and attacks against her, as well as the inefficiency of the Protection Mechanism for journalists. During the [President's morning press conference] this Monday, the journalist told, through tears, […]

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Guyana Press Association calls for investigation after shooting attack against journalist Travis Chase

"The Guyana Press Association (GPA) is calling for a thorough investigation into the shooting that targeted journalist Travis Chase. According to the association, Chase recounted that he was shot at on Monday night [Dec. 11] by an unknown gunman. It notes this is not the first time Chase has been targeted by unknown persons. In […]

One year after shooting against Mexican journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva, there are no convictions or leads on the mastermind

"On Dec. 15, 2022, Ciro Gómez Leyva was driving home after a day of work. The journalist, one of the most popular in Mexico, had just finished presenting the evening news on Imagen TV network. He was driving through Coyoacán Avenue, south of Mexico City, when a motorcycle with two people passed him. One of […]

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RSF calls for guarantees to protect journalism in Argentina in the face of Javier Milei's incoming presidency

"A far-right ultraliberal economist who is due to be sworn in as Argentina’s president on 10 December, Milei became famous as an economic commentator on radio and TV. For the past five years he has also been notorious for his clashes with journalists and displays of hostility towards them – an aggressiveness he also displays […]

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Five journalists shot, one assaulted in Mexico in one week

Six journalists in three different Mexican states were attacked in less than a week. On Nov. 28, four reporters were shot and wounded in the state of Guerrero, and another was shot and wounded in the state of Michoacán. The latter remains in the hospital and police are guarding him. Also on Nov. 28, Expansión, […]