Mexico continues to be the deadliest country for journalists worldwide that is not engaged in armed conflict. This was one of the conclusions of various press freedom organizations as 2018 comes to a close.
The Inter American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) granted precautionary measures to journalists from a news outlet that has been targeted by the Nicaraguan government.
For the past four days, agents from the Directorate of Special Operations (DOP for its acronym in Spanish) of the National Police have occupied the building that houses the newsroom of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial, reporting program Esta Semana and interview show Esta Noche.
Three journalists in Venezuela and a blogger in Brazil are among at least 251 journalists jailed around the world in relation to their work.
Officers with the National Police raided the offices of Nicaraguan news outlet Confidencial around midnight on Dec. 13, taking computer equipment and documents with them, according to reports from the publication.
Venezuela’s largest independent newspaper will stop circulating in print after Dec. 14 and will turn its attention to its website.
A reporter in the state of Nayarit, Mexico was found dead on Dec. 1, making it the first journalist’s murder reported under new President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In Latin America in 2018, 10 journalists were murdered by criminal organizations in retaliation for their reporting, according to a new report from Reporters Without Borders (RSF, for its initials in French).
In recent days, at least seven independent journalists in Nicaragua reported suffering death threats, persecution and harassment from paramilitaries, invasions of their property and arbitrary arrests and detentions.
Veracruz journalist Rodrigo Acuña is in serious condition after being shot by strangers at the door of his house on the night of Nov. 23 in Mexico.