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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, […]

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Canadian photojournalist and crew attacked by gunmen while filming documentary in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

A group consisting of Canadian photojournalist Renaud Philippe, Brazilian anthropologist Ana Carolina Mira Porto and forestry engineer Renato Farac Galata were attacked by a group of hooded gunmen while filming a documentary near an indigenous community in Iguatemi, about 300 miles from Campo Grande, in Mato Grosso do Sul, reported the Campo Grande News website. […]

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Three abducted journalists are freed in Guerrero, Mexico

"Marco Antonio Toledo, director of the weekly Espectador de Taxco, [in the Mexican state of Guerrero] was released Saturday [Nov. 25] after being abducted along with his son and wife last Sunday [Nov. 19]. [...] Also on Saturday, journalists Silvia Arce and Alberto Sánchez, who run the digital media RedSiete, were released during the early […]

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Organizations report intimidation of journalists during Venezuelan opposition’s presidential primaries

"The Press and Society Institute (IPYS, by its Spanish acronym) of Venezuela denounced the intimidation of journalists covering the country's opposition primary elections, held on Sunday, Oct. 22. The organization said on its X account (formerly Twitter) that journalist Karla Avila of the news outlet Qué Pasa en Venezuela, in  Bolívar state, was photographed by […]

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Colombia: Protesters break into Semana magazine's offices and cause damages

"The Office of the Attorney General of Colombia announced that it is investigating an alleged violent attack on the Semana magazine's premises in Bogotá by a group of Indigenous representatives [on Friday, Sept. 29]. [...] Semana magazine published on its website a video showing a group of people arriving at its facilities and breaking a […]

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Public official's post on social media provokes wave of attacks on journalist in Brazil

"A reporter who specializes in the police beat for TV Vitória, a subsidiary of the Record [network] in [the Brazilian state of] Espírito Santo, was the victim of a wave of online attacks and has even received death threats. The attacks began last week (Aug. 15), after Alexandre Ramalho, state secretary of Public Security and […]

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Arbitrary arrests and interrogations among main forms of repression against journalists in Cuba in first half of 2023, according to report

"The organization Article 19 denounced patterns of aggression and repressive and inhibitory strategies against freedom of expression by the Cuban government during the last six months. Its most recent report 'Freedom of expression in Cuba: Semiannual analysis' records and systematizes aggressions against independent journalists and human rights activists. It also studies restrictive regulatory frameworks and […]

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Radio commentator Brown Larose survives gunshot in Haiti

"Haitian authorities must investigate the recent shooting of radio commentator Brown Larose and take steps to ensure that journalists can work freely in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday [Aug. 16]. At about 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 11, an unidentified man wearing a police uniform shot Larose six times outside his home […]

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Brazil: Police aim gun at journalist during raid coverage

"The edition [of the Brazilian TV journalism program] Profissão Repórter [profession reporter] this Tuesday, Aug. 15 tackled the issue of police lethality. Reporter Danielle Zampollo went to the community of Prainha, in Guarujá [in the state of São Paulo], to find out more about the deaths in Operation Escudo, which has left 16 dead, 12 […]

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Shots are fired at journalist Jorge Ugalde's home in Quintana Roo, Mexico

"Jorge Ugalde, a journalist in [the Mexican state of] Quintana Roo, was the victim of a gun attack on Sunday, July 30, when his home, located in the municipality of Benito Juárez, was shot at. [...] Through a video, Ugalde denounced the attack against him and shared evidence, in which it can be seen that […]