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Armed group attacks journalist in Veracruz, Mexico

“A group of armed men attacked a journalist for the media outlet Presente in the municipality of Poza Rica, north of Veracruz. According to what was released by the same media outlet, the communicator was traveling in a company vehicle when some men blocked his way and opened fire on him. The name of the […]

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Mexican photojournalist abducted by armed group in Sinaloa is released

"Mexican photojournalist Carlos Zaaráin, who was abducted last Saturday by an armed group in the western state of Sinaloa along with two other people, was released last night, according to newspaper Noroeste, where the informant works. 'After being held for almost 24 hours, the photojournalist managed to return to his relatives in an apparent response […]

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AMLO asks for investigation of Mexicans Against Corruption; 'We do not operate in secrecy,' it responds

"Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) responded, through a statement, that the organization does not operate in secrecy and that its financing comes from donations that are reported to the tax authorities. The foregoing, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador warned in his morning press conference that financial support for the organization, which he said […]

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Journalists and protesters shot and beaten in Cancun, Mexico

"Police from Quintana Roo and from Benito Juárez shot protesters and reporters who were covering the march against femicides in this city [Cancún] tonight. [...] The police began to shoot after the protesters moved from the prosecutor's office to the Municipal Palace of Benito Juárez. The police attacked anyone who recorded the shots they fired […]

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Mexican journalist Israel Vázquez is shot and killed while reporting

“Journalist Israel Vázquez Rangel died after being shot in the municipality of Salamanca, [state of] Guanajuato, while reporting. According to the first reports, the attack took place on [Nov. 9] Monday morning in colonia Villa Salamanca 400, where the journalist went after hearing a report on the discovery of human remains. When Israel was preparing […]

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UN launches platform on violence against journalists in Mexico

"The United Nations (UN), through its offices in Mexico, launched the digital platform 'Puntal,' where it makes visible the homicides and disappearances of journalists that have occurred in the country in the last four years. On the website of the international organization, it is reported that between 2017 and 2020 there have been 39 murders […]

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Latin American media and journalists among finalists for the Fetisov Journalism Awards

Journalistic projects from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico are among the finalists for the Fetisov Journalism Awards. The prizes, which were given for the first time in 2019, have the mission of promoting "universal human values such as honesty, justice, courage and nobility through the example of outstanding journalists from all over the world as […]

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Mexican journalist Arturo Alba shot and killed in Ciudad Juárez minutes after conducting the nightly newscast

"This Thursday night a journalist was shot to death. It is the fifth so far this year in Mexico. Arturo Alba, host of the nightly newscast for Canal 6 de Multimedios in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, was riddled with shots —at least eleven— while driving his car in that city." Read original article (in Spanish)

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Mexican Secretariat of the Civil Service investigates Notimex director for cyberbullying of journalists

"The Secretariat of the Civil Service, Irma Eréndira Sandoval, reported that there is an ongoing investigation against the director of the Mexican State News Agency (Notimex), Sanjuana Martínez, for alleged attacks or cyberbullying in social networks against Notimex journalists and workers. During her appearance in the Senate of the Republic, the head of the SFP […]