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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 […]

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Former mayor sentenced to 8 years for the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach in Chihuahua, Mexico

"The former mayor of Chínipas, Chihuahua, Hugo Amed Schultz was sentenced to 8 years in prison for his responsibility in the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, which occurred in March 2017. According to the organization Propuesta Cívica, in a hearing related to the request for an abbreviated procedure, the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes committed […]

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'El Quillo' found guilty of murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

"A federal judge ruled that Juan Francisco 'P,' alias 'El Quillo,' belonging to the criminal cell of the Dámaso, which was part of the Sinaloa Cartel, is responsible for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. The sentence will be issued later. [...] During the process, the Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes Committed against Freedom […]

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Mexicans Against Corruption denounces intimidation from Mexican president

“The organization Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI, for its acronym in Spanish) rejected the accusations of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about its alleged links with political parties or intervention in electoral campaigns. [...] This Wednesday [May 19], López Obrador again accused MCCI of receiving foreign money to intervene in Mexican politics, in favor […]

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Marcela Turati wins the 2021 Javier Valdez Cárdenas Journalism Award

"Mexican journalist Marcela Turati won the 2021 Javier Valdez Cárdenas Journalism Award convened by Penguin Random House, the publishing firm announced this Saturday in a statement. The award considers the publication of a book with an investigation carried out by Turati about the massacres of San Fernando, in the northern state of Tamaulipas, where in […]

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Missing Mexican journalist Francisco Augusto Ramírez is alive

"After six days of not knowing anything about his whereabouts and searching for him by all means, 53-year-old journalist from Oaxaca, Francisco Augusto Ramírez, appeared alive, his relatives confirmed."   Watch video (in Spanish)