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Greater State commitment and society’s support: Keys to curbing increase in murders of journalists

After a year that ended as one of the deadliest for journalists in the past five years, concern and questions took over press freedom organizations. For experts, as long as there is no comprehensive policy focused on prevention, protection and prosecution of crimes against journalists, it will be difficult for the panorama to change. But the support of society is also needed: It needs to understand and defend freedom of the press as a collective right.

Newspaper covers about Mexican journalists killed

Number of journalists murdered in Latin America increases 163 percent by 2022

Twenty-nine journalists and communicators were murdered in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2022, according to data from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) counted up to Dec. 21. This represents a 163 percent increase over 2021. Mexico and Haiti lead the ranking of murders of press professionals.

Headshots of journalists killed in Mexico in 2022

Mexico finishes 2022 with almost twenty journalists murdered, while colleagues and organizations cry out for justice and an end to impunity

With the murder of Pedro Pablo Kumul on Nov. 21 in Veracruz, at least 17 members of the press have been murdered in Mexico in 2022. Journalists and organizations demand justice and agree that only the correct administration of justice can stop the bloody wave that threatens journalism in that country.

Journalists who have been killed in Haiti in 2022

Violence, police brutality and economic crisis push journalism in Haiti to critical situation

One journalist murdered, another shot at and another arrested and beaten by the police are the latest victims of a wave of violence against the press in Haiti, a country where eight journalists have been killed so far this year. At the same time, the social-political crisis and poverty are slowly suffocating the Haitian media.

American journalist and author Katherine Corcoran and her book "In the Mouth of the Wolf"

The press must reconnect with its audience so it demands safety for journalists, former AP bureau chief in Mexico Katherine Corcoran said

Mexican journalists urgently need to make people understand and value the impact of their work, so it’s society itself demanding safe conditions to practice journalism, Katherine Corcoran — whose book "In the Mouth of the Wolf," about the 2012 murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martinez will be launched in October — told LJR.

Journalists protest in Acapulco, Mexico, after the murder of journalist Fredid Roman

Faced with an increase in crimes against journalists in Mexico, organizations urge measures, while government denies violence

With the death of Fredid Román, 15 journalists have been murdered in Mexico so far in 2022. While organizations such as the UN, CPJ and IAPA condemn the crimes, López Obrador's government denies the climate of violence against the press. The government even appears to be the main source of aggressions, according to a report by Article 19.

Allan González, radio announcer killed in Ciudad Juárez

Organized crime attacks kill four radio station employees in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico

What began as a scuffle between rival criminal groups ended in attacks targeting the population that resulted in the deaths of four employees of the MegaRadio radio group. The killings, considered by organizations as a form of social destabilization, caused the radio station to temporarily cease transmissions.

Photos of journalists killed in Mexico with fake blood on them

More journalists murdered in Latin America in last six months than in all of 2021: PEC

Twenty-two journalists were murdered in Latin American countries between January and June 2022. Data are from the Press Emblem Campaign (PEC). The number is higher than the total number of journalists killed in countries in the region last year: 17. It is also higher than journalists killed in coverage of the war in Ukraine: 16 in the same period.

Tim Lopes era um jornalista experiente em situações de infiltração e no uso de microcâmeras escondidas. (Foto: cortesia)

Twenty years after Tim Lopes' death: Brazilian journalists lament the fragility of the profession

LatAm Journalism Review (LJR) heard from friends, co-workers and family of Brazilian journalist Tim Lopes, murdered on June 2, 2002. The case provoked profound changes in news companies, with the implementation of security measures and the reduction of coverage in at-risk areas. However, Brazilian journalists feel as vulnerable now, if not more so, than they did 20 years ago.

Newspaper covers about Mexican journalists killed

Two women journalists are shot to death in Veracruz; three journalists are murdered in less than a week in Mexico

Family members, colleagues and national and international organizations demand justice and guarantees for a journalism free of violence in Mexico, after the murders of journalists Yesenia Mollinedo and Johana García on May 9, and of columnist Luis Enrique Ramírez, on May 5, all in the same month.