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Mexico: Police in the city of Irapuato assault a woman journalist during a protest against femicides

"The organizations Front for Freedom of Expression and Social Protest (FLEPS, by its Spanish acronym), Platform for Peace and Justice in Guanajuato and Women's Communication and Information A.C. (CIMAC) condemned the abuse of force and physical violence by the municipal police of Irapuato, in the state of Guanajuato, towards women journalists and demonstrators. They were protesting […]

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Two reporters are injured by gunshot wounds while covering a march in Chile

"Three people were shot and wounded by gunshots fired by two individuals against participants in the May Day march called by the Central Clasista de Trabajadores in Santiago de Chile. The injured persons were two women and one man, and one of them, a woman journalist for the community TV station Señal 3 La Victoria, […]

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Mocking by President Bolsonaro's son about torture suffered by journalist Míriam Leitão provokes wave of condemnation in Brazil

"A post by federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro in which he makes an ironic reference to an episode of torture suffered by journalist Míriam Leitão during the Brazilian military dictatorship caused a wave of condemnation among politicians from various positions. On Twitter, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro shared the image of a column by Leitão, […]

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Peru: Protesters attack journalists during march demanding Pedro Castillo leave the presidency

"In Plaza San Martín (in Lima, Peru), there were several attacks between those who request the vacancy of the head of state (President Pedro Castillo) and those who defend the current government. They even tried to attack journalists. […] Also, a group of demonstrators in favor of this march tried to attack the press. In […]

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Mexico: House and offices of journalist under protection mechanism raided

"This week, both the office and home of Jesús Humberto González Deleija, photojournalist for El Mañana de Reynosa and recently host of the program La Comezón de la Raza, were raided by unknown individuals in Reynosa, Tamaulipas. The journalist, who has been the victim of aggressions both by authorities and by alleged members of organized […]

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At least 10 deaths of journalists on the Brazil-Paraguay border in the past decade

At least 10 media professionals have been assassinated in the region near the border between Brazil and Paraguay in the last 10 years. Their deaths are largely related to organized crime. However, sometimes crimes are committed in retaliation for political disagreements, unrelated to criminal groups. The most recent case was that of Brazilian Léo Veras, […]