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Ecuador: Relatives of El Comercio journalists murdered in 2018 ask Constitutional Court to declassify case

“Relatives of Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra filed a lawsuit in the Constitutional Court (CC) [of Ecuador] to order the declassification of the minutes of meetings of the State Public Security Council (Cosepe, for its acronym in Spanish). Thus they hope to learn information on the abduction and murder of the El Comercio […]

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Mexico: Journalist Ricardo López assassinated in Sonora is second press worker killed in country in less than a week

"Violence against journalists in Mexico is intensifying. Journalist Ricardo López, director of the InfoGuaymas portal, in Sonora, in northern Mexico, was shot to death this Thursday [July 22], in the parking lot of a supermarket. The communicator, who turned 47 on July 22, had denounced in a press conference that he had received threats from […]

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Mexican journalist Abraham Mendoza killed while leaving gym in Michoacán

"Journalist Abraham Mendoza was murdered this Monday [July 19] by armed men as he was leaving a gym in Morelia, the capital of Michoacán. The EXA-Morelia host was leaving the establishment located in the Gertrudis Bocanegra neighborhood, in this city, when he was shot. Three men who were traveling in a compact car were detained […]

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Mexican media worker Saúl Tijerina killed in Ciudad Acuña

"Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of media worker Saúl Tijerina Rentería, and determine whether he was targeted for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tijerina’s family lost contact with him early in the morning of June 22, and his body was found near his vehicle […]

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Journalist among at least five killed in Haiti

"Gunmen killed a journalist, a political activist and at least three other people in a rash of overnight shootings blamed on street gangs in Haiti's capital, the government said Wednesday. Photographs of reporter Diego Charles lying dead on the ground and of Antoinette Duclair in her car circulated on Haitian social media. Duclair was dropping […]

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Before his murder, Mexican journalist was using RSF to beg authorities for protection

"The director of the Noticias Minuto a Minuto news website and Panorama Pacífico TV in the southern state of Oaxaca, Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was in close contact with RSF in the weeks prior to his death. A specialist in covering local politics, crime and court cases, he knew another attack against him was imminent and […]

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One of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is sentenced to 32 years

"Finally, more than three years after his arrest, Juan Francisco 'P', el Quillo, received a sentence of 32 years and 3 months in prison, in addition to the payment of reparation for the murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a correspondent for La Jornada in Sinaloa [and co-founder of Ríodoce]. [...] The Special Prosecutor's Office for […]

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Mexican journalist Gustavo Sánchez shot to death on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

"On the morning of this Thursday [June 17, 2021] journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death in the Morro Mazatán community, belonging to the municipality of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, in the region of the Isthmus of Oaxaca, as confirmed by the Ombudsman's Office. [...] Sánchez Cabrera was a reporter and editor for Nota Roja […]

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Former mayor sentenced to 8 years for the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach in Chihuahua, Mexico

"The former mayor of Chínipas, Chihuahua, Hugo Amed Schultz was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his responsibility in the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, which occurred in March 2017. According to the organization Propuesta Cívica, in a hearing related to the request for an abbreviated procedure, the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes committed […]

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Abductor of Ecuadorian journalists from newspaper El Comercio sentenced to prison in Colombia

“The Office of the Attorney General of the Nation [Colombia] obtained a 28-year prison sentence against Gustavo Angulo Arboleda, alias 'Cherry,' for his participation in the abduction and custody of a journalistic team from newspaper El Comercio of Ecuador, whom were later assassinated in events that occurred between March and April 2018. According to the […]