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Mexico: Missing journalist is found alive, with signs of violence, in Veracruz

"Journalist Francisco Hernández Elvira, leader of the Journalists Club of the municipality of Isla, state of Veracruz, was found alive and beaten early Wed. morning [Nov. 23], after being reported missing on Nov. 20. The State Commission for the Attention and Protection of Journalists (CEAPP, by its Spanish acronym) said the journalist is safe and […]

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Journalist Pedro Pablo Kumul is murdered in Veracruz; 17 press members have been killed in Mexico so far in 2022

"Journalist and broadcaster Pedro Pablo Kumul was murdered on Mon. Nov. 21 in El Castillo, a town in Xalapa, in the state of Veracruz [Mexico], as confirmed by the news website where he worked, AX Noticias. The murder of the reporter adds to 16 other homicides counted by Article 19, an organization that defends press […]

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Cybercrimes against the press in Mexico increase 44%

"In Mexico, a total of 562 cybercrimes of federal jurisdiction against freedom of expression have been registered in the last two and a half years. These crimes range from threats to journalists to computer attacks to take media websites down. This places cybercrimes against freedom of expression as the main incidence to digital platforms for […]

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Article 19 demands justice for 156 journalists murdered in Mexico

"As part of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, the organization Article 19 demanded justice for the 156 journalists murdered in Mexico in the last 22 years. Of those, Guerrero ranks second among the states of the country with more journalists murdered and, according to their tally, 17 journalists have been […]

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RSF and Propuesta Cívica file complaints against Mexico with the UN over disappearances of journalists

“Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and its Mexican partner organization Propuesta Cívica will lodge complaints against Mexico with the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva on Nov. 2,  the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. The complaints will be the first of their kind to be filed against the Mexican state before […]

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Murderers of Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado are sentenced to prison

"The three people who participated in the murder of Mexican journalist Lourdes Maldonado, who lived in Tijuana - a city bordering the United States - were sentenced to prison, after an shortened legal process carried out on Oct. 26. The Attorney General of Baja California, Iván Carpio Sánchez, informed that Guillermo Julián Castro, who pleaded […]

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Displaced women journalists, another form of violence that marks life and profession in Mexico

"The impact of forced internal displacement on women journalists threatened with death in Mexico, the lack of policies to stop this violation of human rights and the shortcomings in the accompaniment of those who are forced to leave everything are the focus of an investigation presented by the organization Comunicación e Información de la Mujer […]

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Mexican journalist Juan Villoro wins the Gabo Prize 2022 Award for Excellence

"The Gabo Foundation announced as the winner of the Gabo Award 2022 Recognition of Excellence Award the Mexican writer and journalist Juan Antonio Villoro Ruiz, one of the most important voices of commentary and literature today, and an exceptional interpreter and narrator of the social, cultural and political realities of Mexico, Latin America and the […]

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Surviving a murdered journalist in Mexico

"For many years, Griselda, one of the first people to arrive at the street where Javier Valdez lay dead with 12 bullets in his body, cursed her husband: 'Why did he have to sign that article,' 'he was selfish and didn't think of us' or 'he didn't love us as much as he said...,' she […]

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Mexico: Journalist reported missing in Chiapas

"The Attorney General's Office of the State of Chiapas issued a report on Mon. Sept. 27, requesting the the public's help in figuring out the whereabouts of journalist Roberto Flores Mendoza, who has been missing since Sept. 20. The journalist was last seen in the neighborhood of La Pileta, in the municipality of Comitán de […]