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Breitbart reporter Gerry Aranda found dead in Mexico

"On Oct. 4, [Gerardo Antonio Moreno] Aranda’s body was found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the southern state of Chiapas, according to news reports. A dual U.S. and Mexican citizen, Aranda was a reporter for the conservative U.S. news website Breitbart, which reported that local authorities believed he drowned while swimming. In […]

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Authorities detain man and woman allegedly implicated in murder of Mexican journalist Enrique García

"A man and a woman allegedly implicated in the murder of the communicator and journalist Enrique García, which occurred on June 16, were detained, reported the Attorney General's Office of the State of Mexico (FGJEM, [for its acronym in Spanish]). Joseph Argenis 'N' and Kimberly Isabel 'N' were transferred to the Almoloya de Juárez prison, […]

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Attacks against journalists and human rights defenders increased in Mexico

"The incorporation of journalists and human rights defenders into the Protection Mechanism for various grievances increased by 88.7 percent so far during the administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. At the beginning of the administration, in December 2018, 798 were registered and to date there are a total of 1,506, of which 495 are […]

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Mexican journalist murdered in Morelos

"Manuel González Reyes, a reporter on the crime beat and administrator of the PM Noticias portal on Facebook, was murdered on Tuesday [Sept. 28], police sources reported. The Attorney General's Office of the State of Morelos (FGEM) specified that the crime occurred on Leandro Valle street, El Miraval neighborhood, in Cuernavaca, and that the person […]

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People’s Tribunal to indict governments, seeking justice for murdered journalists

"In an unprecedented effort to achieve justice in the killing of journalists, three leading press freedom groups have established a People’s Tribunal to investigate their murders and hold governments accountable. The Tribunal, a form of grassroots justice, relies on investigations and high-quality legal analysis involving specific cases in three countries. An opening hearing will be […]

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Journalists blocked and injured during repression at protest in Coahuila, Mexico

“On Saturday, Sept. 18, Gloria Ruíz, reporter and director of the digital media outlet CuatroP Noticias, was the victim of news blocking. Likewise, freelance journalist Ángel Maldonado was the victim of injuries and damage to work equipment by elements of the Coahuila Public Security Secretariat, called the Coahuila Civil Police (PCC), in Ciudad Acuña. The […]

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Journalists from Guerrero, Mexico denounce political and criminal complicity to stop their work

"Journalists from Guerrero [Mexico] denounced the attacks they suffer while exercising their profession and pointed to authorities from the three levels of government and members of criminal groups that operate in a coordinated manner in different areas of Guerrero, with the collaboration of police forces. This position is the core of a document addressed to […]

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Sentence for murder of Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach increased to 51 years and three months

"When deciding the appeal of Juan Carlos Moreno Ochoa, alias El Larry, for the murder of Miroslava Breach Velducea, correspondent for La Jornada and collaborator of Norte de Juárez, a unitary court increased his sentence from 50 to 51 years and three months in prison and the payment of compensation to indirect victims to 8,120,000 […]

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The violence suffered by women journalists in Mexico

"Exercising journalism in our country [Mexico] can cause censorship, intimidation, smear campaigns or threats, which can escalate to physical violence, attacks, homicide or femicide. In this case, women journalists experience a double condition of risk: the first linked to their gender that places them in great inequalities compared to men; and the second, discrimination when […]

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Journalists attacked in operation against migrant caravan in Mexico

"On Wednesday morning (Sept. 1), around 400 elements of the National Guard and another 500 from the National Migration Institute (INM) attacked migrants, journalists and activists in a new raid in Mapastepec, Chiapas [Mexico]. ... Journalists, as well as elements of the National Human Rights Commission and activists were attacked with the intention that they […]