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O jornalista brasileiro Gleydson Carvalho, assassinado na rádio em que trabalhava. (Facebook)

Brazilian court sentences three people to 73 years in prison for 2015 murder of radio journalist

Almost four years after Brazilian radio journalist Gleydson Carvalho was murdered inside the studio where he was working, a Brazilian court convicted three people of involvement in the crime.

Portada informe sobre impunidad en crímenes contra periodistas de la organización

With 99% impunity for crimes against journalists, organization says Mexican justice system is flawed

The worrisome figures of violence against the press in Mexico – pointed out by various organizations as one of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism – become even more dramatic when taking into account levels of impunity in those cases.

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Increased internet access and insecurity for journalists among media trends in Latin America, according to UNESCO

The report analyzes trends in the region and how they affect freedom of expression, pluralism and media independence, as well as the safety of journalists.

Journalist Javier Valdez was killed in Sinaloa, Mexico on May 15, 2017.

Mexican president makes promise to widow of slain journalist Javier Valdez to support investigation into his murder

Days after witness testimony in a U.S. trial pointed to the sons of a Mexican drug lord for the murder of journalist Javier Valdez, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told the reporter’s widow that the government will support the investigation into his killing. 

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Sentence upheld for former Paraguayan mayor convicted of instigating 2014 murder of Pablo Medina

There has been another advancement in the case of the 2014 murder of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada.

Report from Article 19 on impunity in murders of Brazilian communicators (Screenshot)

Impunity in crimes against communicators in Brazil mainly reaches cities of country's interior, says Article 19

The impunity of homicides against journalists in Brazil has been increasingly frequent in the interior of the country, according to a recent report from Article 19, "The cycle of silence: impunity in murders of communicators."

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Just 18% of cases of murdered journalists in Latin America and the Caribbean have been reported as resolved: UNESCO

In Latin America and the Caribbean, just 18 percent of cases of murdered journalists, or 41 out of 226 cases condemned by UNESCO between 2006 and 2017, have been reported as resolved by Member States, according to UNESCO.

The situation in Mexico, which has been on the list for 11 years, has worsened, according to CPJ. The country has 26 unsolved cases.

Mexico, Colombia and Brazil among countries with highest rates of impunity for journalist murders

Mexico, Colombia and Brazil are among the top 14 countries in the world where the murderers of journalists are not punished in court.

Daniel Urresti (Gallery of the Ministry of Defense of Peru, CC BY 2.0.).

Former military officer and current candidate for mayor of Lima is acquitted in 1988 murder of Peruvian journalist

Former military officer Daniel Urresti, who is running for mayor of Lima on Oct. 7, was acquitted as co-author of the murder of journalist Hugo Bustios in 1988.