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Documentary shows poor working conditions for journalists in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico

When you think about the situation of journalists in Mexico, the first image that comes is one of violence. And for good reason. The country is considered the most dangerous in the American continent to practice this profession. In 2017 alone, at least 11 journalists have been recorded as killed for reasons related to their work. Read more »


Five years after the killing of Mexican journalist, federal authorities say killer may be already dead


Five years after the killing of Mexican journalist Armando Rodríguez “El Choco,” the federal authorities that recently took over the investigation are now saying that his alleged killer could already be dead, newspaper El Diario de Juárez reported. Read more »


Three years after Mexican photojournalist’s death, investigation remains at a standstill


By Carola Guerrero De León*

Three years after the killing of Luis Carlos Santiago Orozco, a 21-year-old Mexican photojournalist for newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez in the Northern state of Chihuahua, the investigation into his death remains mired in impunity. Read more »


Missing newspaper employee found dead in apparent suicide in Mexico


Update: According to the Sunday, March 10 print edition of El Diario, authorities found Campos dead in the city of Aguaprieta, Sonora. They presume the cause of death was suicide.   

"Unofficially, Campos was found hanged inside a hotel room, however, the official cause of death has yet to be determined," reported the newspaper. 

Authorities notified Campos' family of his death on Saturday, March 9.  Read more »


Four years after the murder of Mexican journalist in Ciudad Juárez, crime remains unsolved


By Rocío Gallegos*

Armando Rodríguez “El Choco”, a police beat reporter for newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was murdered in Nov. 2008 in front of his house. Rodríguez was taking his daughter to school that morning and died protecting her. Read more »


Mexodus: Bilingual student reporting project covers the Mexican exodus into the USA


Shuttered businesses and vacant homes in Juárez, Mexico, as well as the rising number of Mexican businessmen and students in El Paso, Texas, inspired University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) journalism professor Zita Arocha to launch Mexodus, a website dedicated to reporting on middle class Mexicans fleeing to the United States. Read more »


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