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Mexican reporter Maria Teresa Montaño abducted, robbed, and threatened in Toluca

"On the afternoon of August 13, three unidentified men abducted [Maria Teresa Montaño Delgado], a freelance investigative reporter, as she attempted to board a public bus in a suburb of Toluca, the capital of the state of Mexico, according to news reports and the journalist, who spoke to CPJ in a phone interview. The men […]

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Mexican journalist Jacinto Romero Flores is murdered in Veracruz

"The authorities of the state of Veracruz in Mexico are investigating the murder of journalist Jacinto Romero Flores, the Secretary of State Public Security, Hugo Gutiérrez Maldonado, reported this Thursday [Aug. 19, 2021]. [...] The organization Reporters Without Borders denounced on its Twitter account in Spanish that Romero had received 'prior threats,' although it did […]

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In Mexico, official advertising continues to be exercised under discretionary practices and without due transparency: Article 19

"Analysis of the final expenditure on official advertising for the year 2020, obtained through the Social Communication System (COMSOC, for its acronym in Spanish) belonging to the Ministry of Public Administration, indicates that 2,248 million pesos were exercised, out of a total of 2,452 million approved for that fiscal year. This means that the federal […]

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Jalisco New Generation Cartel threatens media over coverage of Michoacán, Mexico

“The Jalisco Nueva Generación Cartel has directly threatened Mexican journalism. At dawn this Monday [Aug. 9], a video began to circulate on social networks in which, in the name of Nemesio Rubén Oseguera Cervantes, El Mencho, leader of the drug trafficking group, several media belonging to Grupo Multimedios were threatened for their coverage in the […]

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Five Mexican journalists join complaint against NSO Group, creator of Pegasus

"Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported this Friday that 17 journalists, including five Mexicans and one Spaniard, have joined in its complaint against the Israeli company NSO Group, creator of the Pegasus spy program that was allegedly used by different states to control their movements. Among the complainants is the Spaniard Ignacio Cembrero, "most likely monitored […]

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In Mexico: Proceso magazine initiates indirect amparo proceedings against special prosecutor in Regina Martínez murder case

"The amparo proceeding is a consequence of the refusal of the Special Prosecutor's Office for Attention to Crimes Committed Against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE, for its acronym in Spanish) to recognize Proceso magazine as a victim in the Preliminary Inquiry 034 / FEADLE / 2012, which is being investigated for the murder of journalist Regina […]

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Call for professionalization of media in Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia and Venezuela

"The Consortium to Support Independent Journalism in the Region (CAPIR, for its acronym in Spanish) calls on independent media from Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia and Venezuela to participate in the Initiative for Integral Media Development (IMDI), which seeks to strengthen the institutional capacity of independent media to protect their journalists, increase the reach of their audience […]

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Sentence that exonerates Kamel Nacif opens door to impunity in case of Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho: Article 19

"On Thursday, July 15, the Third Collegiate Court in the State of Quintana Roo granted an amparo to José Kamel Nacif Borge, freeing him from all responsibility for the crime of torture against the journalist and human rights defender Lydia Cacho. With this determination, the door is opened for the acquittal of the rest of […]

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President of Mexico aggravates the risk of journalists' work from the National Palace, experts say

"'Biased,' 'unfair,' 'sensationalist,' and now a 'who is who in false news?' Are some of the expressions that the president [of Mexico] Andrés Manuel López Obrador has launched at the press in his two years of government. Although the president says that he does not stigmatize, experts warn that he does and that it even […]

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Mexico: Journalist Ricardo López assassinated in Sonora is second press worker killed in country in less than a week

"Violence against journalists in Mexico is intensifying. Journalist Ricardo López, director of the InfoGuaymas portal, in Sonora, in northern Mexico, was shot to death this Thursday [July 22], in the parking lot of a supermarket. The communicator, who turned 47 on July 22, had denounced in a press conference that he had received threats from […]