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66 attacks against the press in Mexico registered during first quarter of 2014


Sixty-six aggressions against the Mexican press were registered during the first quarter of 2014 according to a report published April 22 by the freedom of expression and information organization Article 19. Read more »


89% of attacks against Mexican journalists remain in impunity, human rights commission says

Only 19 percent of all registered cases of journalists’ homicides and disappearances have been heard by a judge and only 10 percent of those have ended in a sentencing, leaving Mexico’s impunity index at 89 percent, according to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in a press release on April 20. Read more »


The mournful murders of a married journalist couple in Mexico: Juan Francisco Rodríguez & María Elvira Hernández


This article appeared first in Spanish in the book, Tú y yo coincídimos en la noche terrible by Lolita Bosch and Alejandro Vélez Salas, published by Nuestra Aparente Rendición in 2012. It was published at the Mexican Journalism Translation Project (MxJTP) for the first time in English and with the permission of the author, who reserves all rights to the English original. Read more »


Telecom regulators’ warning to Haitian media could lead to self-censorship: RSF


Press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warned last week that a recent statement by Haiti’s National Council of Telecommunications (CONATEL) could lead to self-censorship in the country. Read more »


More than half of Bolivian journalists have suffered censorship and self-censorship


More than half of journalists in Bolivia said they have suffered censorship and/or self-censorship during their professional lives, according to a presentation by researcher Virginie Poyetton on April 16 on her new book “Journalistic censorship and self-censorship in Bolivia. A perspective from within the profession itself,” reported newspaper Opinión. Read more »


Colombian journalist receives threats as court case against her torturers advances

Reporters Without Borders denounced that Colombian investigative journalist, Claudia Julieta Duque, continues to receive threats as her court case advances against the agents of the country's Department of Security (DAS) who, in the last 10 years, have followed, psychologically tortured and kidnapped her. Read more »


"I have always considered myself a journalist": Nobel Prize Laureate Gabriel García Márquez dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, the Nobel Prize-winning Colombian author who worked as a journalist for years and promoted excellence in the profession, died today in Mexico at the age of 87, the BBC reported. Read more »


Bolivia created “government-operated” media network to control public opinion, new book says

In the last several years the administration of Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has created a media network that is privately owned but is indirectly controlled by the government in an effort to have direct influence over public opinion, according to a new book about the Bolivian government’s relationship with the media. Read more »


Honduran media employee killed after having requested police protection for years

Carlos Mejía Orellana, an employee with Honduran radio station Radio Progreso, was stabbed and killed in the municipality of El Progreso on April 11, Reporters Without Borders informed. Read more »


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