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Seven years after Mexican reporter disappeared, family members, journalists ask for investigation to be reopened


After seven years of not knowing the whereabouts of Mexican journalist Alfredo Jiménez Mota, of the newspaper El Imparcial, his family and the editors of the newspaper have asked the Mexican authorities to reopen his case for investigation, reported the Freedom of Expression Program of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics. Read more »


Government blamed for firing of reporter in Grenada, prompting concerns about freedom of expression

Concerns about the state of press freedom have come to a head in the Caribbean nation of Grenada, as journalists allege continuing government intimidation and reporter Rawle Titus was fired seemingly because of direct political pressure from Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, Caribbean News Now reported on Tuesday, April 3. Read more »


U.S. Spanish- and English-language journalists can apply now for immigration reporting training program

The International Center for Journalists is accepting applications for its 2012 Scripps Howard immigration reporting program, scheduled to run July 15-22 in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is May 28. Read more »


Soccer fan threatens Colombian journalist

A Colombian journalist received a death threat by a fan of the soccer club Deportes Tolima for publishing a photograph where the fan appeared in a quarrel inside a soccer field after a game, an incident that ended with 33 fans being arrested and 10 policemen hurt, according to the newspaper El Tiempo. Read more »


Uruguayan journalist says his cell phone was intercepted after reporting on military

An Uruguayan journalist said his cell phone was intercepted, as he noted that his contacts had been receiving calls from unknown persons coming from his phone number, reported the digital newspaper El Espectador on Sunday, March 31. Read more »


Mexican court acquits five journalists sued for moral damages by former judge


The Mexican Supreme Court acquitted five journalists accused of defaming a judge after reporting about construction irregularities at the new headquarters of the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice, reported the magazine Zócalo. Read more »


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