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In 2020, 13 countries reported 3,350 attacks against journalists and media: Voces del Sur

"The Voces del Sur (VDS) network presented the Shadow Report 2020  that compiles alerts related to violations of freedom of expression, freedom of the press and access to information that occurred in 13 Latin American countries: Argentina , Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. [...] The regional results […]

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Mexican journalist Abraham Mendoza killed while leaving gym in Michoacán

"Journalist Abraham Mendoza was murdered this Monday [July 19] by armed men as he was leaving a gym in Morelia, the capital of Michoacán. The EXA-Morelia host was leaving the establishment located in the Gertrudis Bocanegra neighborhood, in this city, when he was shot. Three men who were traveling in a compact car were detained […]

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Murdered journalist’s phone number selected by Mexican NSO client

"The hitmen came for Cecilio Pineda Birto as he swung in a hammock at a carwash, waiting for his pickup to be cleaned. The 38-year-old freelance reporter was shot dead on 2 March 2017 in Ciudad Altamirano, a town in the southern Mexican region of Tierra Caliente – a battleground for rival organised crime factions. […]

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How an experienced team of editors trains the next Mexican investigative journalists

"It's a very good time for investigative journalism in Mexico, in terms of the capacity we've built and because we’ve started this strategy of looking for and working with allies. How stories are being disseminated is changing and that’s exciting. We are now capable of accomplishing more complex investigations that would otherwise not see the […]

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IAPA rejects AMLO's stigmatization campaign against Mexican media and journalists

"The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) rejects the recurring stigmatization campaign deployed by the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador against the media and journalists. The organization calls for the immediate end to its aggression, and warns that this form of hostility 'tends to degenerate into acts of violence.' In his daily morning conference on […]

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Mexican media worker Saúl Tijerina killed in Ciudad Acuña

"Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of media worker Saúl Tijerina Rentería, and determine whether he was targeted for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tijerina’s family lost contact with him early in the morning of June 22, and his body was found near his vehicle […]

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Police attack reporters in Mexico City and are removed from postings

"On Tuesday [June 29] morning, reporters from Grupo Imagen, Multimedios, and FOROtv were attacked by auxiliary police and bank employees in Mexico City In one of the events, the security elements detained and attacked Grupo Imagen reporters in the Historic Center when they were making recordings in the Cathedral." Read original article (in Spanish)

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Before his murder, Mexican journalist was using RSF to beg authorities for protection

"The director of the Noticias Minuto a Minuto news website and Panorama Pacífico TV in the southern state of Oaxaca, Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was in close contact with RSF in the weeks prior to his death. A specialist in covering local politics, crime and court cases, he knew another attack against him was imminent and […]

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One of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez is sentenced to 32 years

"Finally, more than three years after his arrest, Juan Francisco 'P', el Quillo, received a sentence of 32 years and 3 months in prison, in addition to the payment of reparation for the murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas, a correspondent for La Jornada in Sinaloa [and co-founder of Ríodoce]. [...] The Special Prosecutor's Office for […]

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Mexican journalist Gustavo Sánchez shot to death on the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca

"On the morning of this Thursday [June 17, 2021] journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera was shot to death in the Morro Mazatán community, belonging to the municipality of Santo Domingo Tehuantepec, in the region of the Isthmus of Oaxaca, as confirmed by the Ombudsman's Office. [...] Sánchez Cabrera was a reporter and editor for Nota Roja […]