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Alarmed by killings, IAPA will send mission to Mexico

... said it will send an international delegation to Mexico, Feb. 14–17. The delegates will meet with President Felipe Calderón and other officials to push for more action to halt the violence and impunity. ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 01/22/2010 - 23:56 - 0 comments

Will killings of teenagers and journalists force Mexico’s Calderón to act against violence?

... killings of three Mexican journalists in January alone, and the news that 15 people, mostly teenagers, were killed at a birthday party ... Juárez have called new international attention to Mexico’s drug-related violence, which is reported to have killed more than ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 02/05/2010 - 16:29 - 1 comment

Mexican authorities are complicit in journalist killings, report says

... by Paris-based Reporters Without Borders (RSF) criticizes Mexico's press defense institutions as being passive and negiligent, contributing to "pepetuating the plight of the Mexican press." ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 10/02/2009 - 16:22 - 0 comments

Three Killings, No Justice: a CPJ Special Report

The failures of Mexico's government to fully investigate and prosecute crimes against journalists have created "a culture of impunity ... Monica Campbell, compiled dossiers on three cases: the killings of journalists Francisco Ortiz in Tijuana, Bradley Will in Oaxaca, and ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 06/13/2008 - 12:11 - 0 comments

New CPJ database tracks journalist killings

... database is designed to memorialize those who have died and to call for justice in unsolved cases. Three Latin American countries, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico, are among the 10 deadliest for journalists, with Colombia in third with ...

Blog entry - Joseph Vavrus - 10/23/2009 - 13:03 - 0 comments

Killings of Indigenous Reporters Remain Unpunished

... of Oaxaca, a case that mobilized international attention and drew condemnation from UNESCO, Inter Press Service reports. In ... reports on the lack of progress in solving the April 7 killings of Teresa Bautista Merino, and Felícitas Martínez Sánchez. The two ... all being more careful." (community radio, killing, Mexico, Oaxaca) ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 06/20/2008 - 15:02 - 0 comments

Killings of Mexican Journalists Command Attention in U.S. Media

... rival newspaper El Norte, lives two blocks from Rodriguez and heard the shots. Pressured by his family, Chacon left the police beat last ... his 10-minute report here .) Lise Olsen, a former Mexico correspondent now reporting for the Houston Chronicle , writes that ...

Blog entry - Dean Graber - 11/26/2008 - 01:02 - 0 comments

Bullet-proof vests offered to protect Mexican journalists

... protecting members of the media, according to Clarín and news agencies. The Colombian business Miguel Caballero — which ... of various calibers, reported EFE . The violence in Mexico has resulted in 10 killings of journalists this year . In the case of ...

Blog entry - Ingrid Bachmann - 08/30/2010 - 15:13 - 0 comments

Violence in Mexico puts local media in the line of fire

... killings of at least eight journalists this year in Mexico are those in the interior of the country who are essentially defenseless ... what is happening on the ground. They are tangible and visible actors," Armando Prida, president of the Foundation for Freedom of ...

Blog entry - Ingrid Bachmann - 07/08/2010 - 11:02 - 1 comment

Mexico reworks office that investigates crimes against journalists

... who are attacked for their profession, El Universal and EFE report. The new Special Prosecutor for Crimes against ... will be able to work on cases at the state level. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist, with 89 ...

Blog entry - Ingrid Bachmann - 07/06/2010 - 10:05 - 0 comments