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Violence Against Journalists

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More Latin American countries consider protection mechanisms for journalists; not every effort succeeds

As violence against journalists has increased in Latin America, several countries have created protection mechanisms designed to implement safety measures for journalists reporting attacks or threats against them.

Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández

‘The (Mexican) government is not interested in defending journalists, we are a hindrance to them’: 5 questions for Anabel Hernández

Mexican investigative reporter Anabel Hernández believes the mechanism for protecting journalists will never work well while impunity in crimes against journalists persists. And yet, Mexico’s president has not relinquished a discourse of hostility and intimidation towards the press.

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How to stay safe while covering violent conflict in Latin America

Experts in the coverage of violent confrontations in Latin America warn of the need for comprehensive security training that involves the entire newsroom, from bosses to reporters.

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Who were the journalists murdered in Mexico so far this year?

The journalists who were victims of the wave of violence at the beginning of 2022 have common denominators such as being independent or working on their own native digital projects on local issues of politics, insecurity and corruption.

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Mexico’s president reveals journalist's income and the public reacts in unprecedented ways on social media

After López Obrador revealed what journalist Carlos Loret de Mola allegedly earns in a year, more than 64 thousand people joined a Twitter Space in which the actions of the president and the growing violence against the press in Mexico were condemned. To date, more than 1.5 million people have listened to the audio recording.

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In January, more than two journalists were murdered per week worldwide, seven of those in Latin America

In the first month of 2022, Latin America took the lead as the deadliest region for the press, with seven journalists killed: four in Mexico, two in Haiti and one in Honduras.

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With three journalists killed, bloody start to 2022 for journalism in Mexico provokes outrage and a wave of protests

Three years after personally asking the President of Mexico for protection, journalist Lourdes Maldonado was shot dead in Tijuana. She is joined by two other colleagues who died violently in the country in less than a month, which colleagues, press freedom organizations, and citizens condemned.

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Nicaragua recorded the most violent year for the press since wave of attacks began in 2018

In 2021, 702 cases of abuse of power and violence against the press by the Daniel Ortega regime were recorded, almost double the 360 reported in 2020. Attacks on independent media outlets are in the lead, with 469 reported cases.

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RedLEAL: Organizations and media come together to form a network for the defense, support and protection of communicators in Latin America

A group of organizations, media, and journalists from the region, have come together to create RedLEAL, Network for the Defense of Freedom of Expression in Latin America. The objective of the group is to establish a solidarity network and give visibility to under-reported cases of violations of freedom of expression in Latin America. 

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Latin America ties with Asia as the regions with the most murders of journalists between 2016 and 2020, UNESCO report says

Latin America and the Caribbean recorded 123 homicides of journalists in the last five years. Mexico is the country with the most murdered communicators in the region and in the world, with 61 registered cases.