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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 […]

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Brother of Mexican president calls for 12 years in prison for journalist

“‘Pío López Obrador, brother of the President of the Republic, has decided to report me to the Attorney General's Office [FGR, for its acronym in Spanish]. He is asking for 12 years in prison for me, and, furthermore, he calls himself a victim, after we at LatinUs revealed the two videos in which he appears […]

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Mexico: journalists from Iguala, Guerrero, ask for protection; criminal group threatens to kill them

"Federal authorities recognized that the spiral of violence in Iguala and the threatening of the local press is due to the division of the criminal group Guerreros Unidos, suspected of the disappearance of 43 college students in 2014." Read original article (in Spanish)