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'El Quillo' found guilty of murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

"A federal judge ruled that Juan Francisco 'P,' alias 'El Quillo,' belonging to the criminal cell of the Dámaso, which was part of the Sinaloa Cartel, is responsible for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. The sentence will be issued later. [...] During the process, the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes Committed against Freedom […]

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Supreme Court confirmed sentence of alias el 'Loco' for the murder of Colombian journalist

"The Supreme Court of Justice confirmed the sentence of 47 years, 2 months and 6 days in prison against Juan Camilo Ortiz, as the author of the murder of journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas, which occurred at noon on Sept. 10, 2015 at the door of the station where she worked, in the municipality of […]

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Paraguayan prosecutor files complaint against suspected killer of journalist Leo Veras

“One year and two months after the murder of Brazilian journalist Léo Veras, a new complaint was lodged by the public prosecutor's office of Paraguay. Prosecutor Alicia Sapriza, from the Center for the Fight against Organized Crime, accused Waldemar Pereira Rivas, known as “Cachorrão,” of criminal association and intentional homicide, and asked for a trial. […]

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Journalist Benjamín Morales killed in Sonora, Mexico

"On the World Press Freedom Day, journalist Benjamín Morales Hernández, director of the Xonoidag News page, was found dead and with gunshot wounds. A police report indicates that at 01:55 hours yesterday [May 3] his vehicle was located with the keys in the ignition  in the vicinity of the Morelia ejido in the municipality of […]

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RSF expresses alarm after two journalists killed in Brazil

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the extremely tense climate for journalists in Brazil after a series of press freedom violations in recent weeks, including the murders of two journalists. The authorities must punish those responsible and protect media personnel throughout the country, RSF says. [...] Weverton Rabelo Fróes, 32, a radio show host and humourist […]

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Three years after the murder of El Comercio journalistic team: FLIP says 'the Colombian State continues to fail the victims'

“Three years ago, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno confirmed the deaths of Javier Ortega, Paúl Rivas and Efraín Segarra, journalistic team of the newspaper El Comercio. During these years, the Colombian State has repeatedly failed the families of the victims. Truth, justice and reparation are absent in this case. The [Colombian] Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP, […]

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IACHR refers case of journalist murdered in Paraguay to the Inter-American Court

"Washington, D.C. - On February 13, 2021, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) referred the case of Santiago Leguizamón Zaván and family, regarding Paraguay, before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. The case refers to the death of Santiago Leguizamón on April 26, 1991, an important and well-known journalist and human rights defender from […]

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National Institute of Transparency of Mexico orders Attorney General to make public the investigation of the murder of journalist Regina Martínez

“The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI, for its acronym in Spanish) instructed the Attorney General of the Republic [of Mexico] to provide the public version of the investigation folder for the homicide of journalist Regina Martínez, who was assassinated on April 28, 2012, when she was a […]

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Fundamedios condemns murder of broadcast journalist in Ecuador

“Ecuavisa presenter, Efraín Ruales, was murdered on the morning of Jan. 27 while he was driving from the gym he attends to his home, located in Samborondón. Fundamedios condemns this crime against a journalist and demands the authorities are forceful in their actions. Once again it is revealed that there is no security policy for […]

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New sentencing in the murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez 'makes access to justice impossible'

“On Jan. 6 of this year, Jorge Sánchez – the son of Moisés Sánchez, a journalist who disappeared and was murdered in 2015 – received notification of the reinstatement of criminal proceedings of police officers who were already sentenced in 2018 for the crime of failure to comply in the course of duty and for co-participation […]