Threats Against Journalists

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Journalist in Ecuador forced to read pamphlet from criminal groups during live program

“A journalist from Radio Integración (whose name we are keeping confidential for security reasons) was forced with a threatening pamphlet to read a message from criminal groups, addressed to different sectors of the city of Tulcán and the province of Carchi [Ecuador], on the border with Colombia. 'When choosing journalism as an instrument to build […]

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Honduran journalist denounces threats against her after publishing story involving son of mayor​

“Yalile Dubón Pérez, a social communicator, was threatened multiple times by unknown people after she published a news story involving the son of the mayor of the city of Santa Rosa de Copán. Dubón Pérez is director and manager of the news program Yalile Informa, which is broadcast on the channel Occidente Al Día TV. […]

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Fundamedios alarmed by forced exile of journalists from Ecuador during 2023

“During the year 2023, Ecuador has experienced an alarming escalation of violence. Fundamedios has recorded 265 attacks this year, which have affected 343 journalists, media outlets, candidates, civil society organizations and activists. Attacks perpetrated by organized crime increased 870% compared to 2020, and 240% compared to 2022. Along these lines, threats represented 15% of total […]

‘I’ll be killed if they find me’: Radio reporter Maxo Dorvil flees Haiti amid gang violence

“Haitian radio journalist Maxo Dorvil fled the country on November 7, 2023, after reporting that he was shot at twice in less than two weeks near his home on the outskirts of the capital Port-au-Prince. The 44-year-old journalist with the independent broadcaster Radio Télé Zip said he was shot at by two armed men on […]

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Guatemalan journalists denounce they are being classified as 'threats to national security'

"Guatemalan journalists Sonny Figueroa and Marvin del Cid, of the digital news outlet Vox Populi, recently denounced through their social networks they are being classified as a "threat to the security of the State' in their country. Everything happened after the also journalist Luis Assardo had access to documents that were extracted from servers of […]

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Journalist receives death threats after reporting death of businesswoman in Nayarit, Mexico

"Claudia Hernández, a journalist from the municipality of San Blas [in the Mexican state of Nayarit], reported on social media that she received threats after documenting and reporting the disappearance and death of the businesswoman [Angela Louise Birkenbach, on Oct. 11]. Hernández posted that a person whom she intends to denounce to the state Attorney […]

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Former Mexican governor threatens legal action against journalist

"ARTICLE 19 condemns the legal threat made by Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca, former governor of [the Mexican state of] Tamaulipas, against Martha Olivia López, director of the digital media outlet En un 2×3, correspondent of the Public Radio System's Canal Catorce network, and collaborator for the media outlets Astillero Informa and Rompeviento TV. The […]

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Ecuador issues regulation to protect press from organized crime

"Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso signed on Wednesday [Aug. 23] a regulation to apply a communication law that includes protection mechanisms for the press, threatened by organized crime, he said, and to honor murdered candidate and journalist Fernando Villavicencio. When he presented the regulation he ratified the commitment to strengthen freedom of expression, 'even more so […]

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Argentine journalism association concerned about presidential candidate Javier Milei's aggression against press

"The National Academy of Journalism (ANP, by its Spanish acronym) [of Argentina] expressed 'its deep concern' for 'insulting references' of the presidential candidate Javier Milei against journalism, saying his militancy offended press workers using 'proven false accusations.' It should be recalled that in his campaign closing, the economist delivered his speech of gratitude and pointed […]

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Nicaragua: Journalist arrested for covering Catholic Church march sentenced to eight years in prison

"Nicaraguan journalist Víctor Ticay, arrested during Holy Week after covering a religious activity of the Catholic Church, was sentenced to eight years in prison, family sources told Voice of America who in turn asked not to be identified. Ticay was convicted of treason and false news. For the first charge, the reporter was sentenced to […]