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Violence Against Journalists

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Jairo Sousa

Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second murder of a journalist in Brazil and asks, ‘Who killed Jairo de Sousa?’

Last Friday, Sept. 21, marked three months since radio journalist Jairo de Sousa was killed in Bragança, Pará, in northern Brazil, yet no suspects have been identified.

Mario Gómez

Prosecutor says Mexican reporter shot in Chiapas was killed because of his work as a journalist

The public prosecutor's office of Chiapas confirmed the detention of a man in connection with the Sept. 21 murder of Mario Gómez, a reporter for El Heraldo de Chiapas in Mexico who was shot in the town of Yajalón while leaving his home to complete some work, according to the paper where he was employed. The official said announcements about others implicated in the case could be forthcoming.

Honduran journalists denounce attacks from protestors, police officers and military members during demonstrations

Honduran journalists reported being attacked by demonstrators, police officers and military members during demonstrations in Tegucigalpa on the 197th anniversary of independence.

3 people speaking on a panel

Mexican association demands new government recognize humanitarian crisis of media professionals displaced by violence

The association Periodistas Desplazados Mexico (Displaced Journalists Mexico) is asking the new government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to politically and legally recognize journalists and media workers who are victims of forced internal displacement caused by violence in the country in the last decade.

photo of Jesús Medina

Press advocates protest after Venezuelan journalist is sent to military prison

A Venezuelan journalist who previously fled his country because of threats is now in a military prison facing multiple charges rejected by press freedom advocates.

Journalist Javier Rodríguez Valladares

Third Mexican journalist murdered in span of two months in Quintana Roo

Another journalist has been killed in Quintana Roo, the third media professional to be murdered in the Mexican state in the past two months. Motives behind his death are still unclear, but journalists and media organizations are calling on authorities to explore all possible lines of investigation.

José Guadalupe Chan Dzib

Threatened police reporter killed in Quintana Roo, Mexico ahead of general elections

Police reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed at a bar in the state of Quintana Roo just ahead of general elections in Mexico.

Fundación Violeta B. de Chamorro

Independent journalists in Nicaragua report physical attacks, death threats and defamation campaigns on social media

As attacks against journalists in Nicaragua grow after months of protest, independent journalists in the country are calling for freedom to carry out their work. They are also expressing hope in the international organizations on the ground that are working to curb violence in the Central American nation.

Photo of the abducted journalists from the Twitter account “Nos Faltan 3”

Governments confirm that bodies found in Colombian jungle belong to abducted Ecuadoran journalists

The Colombian and Ecuadoran governments confirmed that three bodies found in Tumaco, Colombia belong to the El Comercio reporting team that was abducted on March 26 while reporting in the border region.

The home of the father of Alberto Castaño, administrative director of ICLEP, was also raided, according to ICLEP. (ICLEP)

Cuban journalists report increase in detentions and other abuses of power by authorities

Independent Cuban journalists are calling for support from international governments and organizations as they report a rise in detentions and attacks.