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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.

Art about zero access to information

How to tell stories in countries that have non-transparent and authoritarian governments? Latin American journalists shared experiences and strategies

During the LATAM Festival of Digital Media and Journalism, journalists from Cuba, Guatemala, Mexico, and Venezuela shared how they go around the opacity and hostility of their governments. They agreed that the lack of transparency and access to information can cost human lives.

Member of the Mexican Army in front of a background of computer text

Military forces behind new cases of spying on Mexican journalists, reveals 'Ejército Espía' investigation

A forensic and journalistic investigation found evidence of spying with Pegasus spyware against journalist Ricardo Raphael and a colleague from Animal Político by the Mexican Army, an institution that has seen its power grow considerably during the López Obrador administration.

A hacked mobile phone with a voice recorder and a keyboard in the background

For Mexican journalists, President López Obrador’s pledge to curb spyware rings hollow

Ending illegal surveillance of journalists and activists was one of Andrés Manuel López Obrador's promises after he became president of Mexico in 2018. Four years later, new evidence of spying on journalists is emerging, while journalists and NGOs believe that the president has little to show for his promises.

Report for the World art

Report for the World global program expands its presence in Latin America to boost environmental and corruption investigations

Quinto Elemento Lab, Conexión Migrante, Agência Pública and ((o))eco are some of the new media partners of the Report for the World journalist support program. In its first year of operation in Brazil, it managed to boost journalistic coverage of issues related to the Amazon region.

Mexican Journalist Luis Horacio Nájera

Mexican journalist in exile Luis Horacio Nájera combines his efforts to practice his profession in Canada with a cleaning job

Journalist Luis Horacio Nájera, who fled Mexico due to threats from organized crime, shared with LJR how after 14 years in exile in Canada he has been forced to take a job as a janitor while facing the challenge of writing a memoir.

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.

British journalist Ioan Grillo

Cabot 2022 Gold Medalist journalist Ioan Grillo puzzles together Mexico’s drug trafficking phenomenon in his stories from the front line

Winner of the Gold Medal of the Maria Moors Cabot Awards 2022, Ioan Grillo talks about how through journalism he has been able to show the world what lies behind the violence caused by drug trafficking in Mexico. He has written three books and has had hundreds of feature stories published in international news outlets.

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.