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Topic “covering violence”

Haitian, Mexican journalists among 2011 Ochberg Fellows for trauma coverage

A journalist from Haiti and one from Mexico are among the 2011 Dart Center Ochberg Fellows, according to Poynter.org. Read more »


Mexican TV station criticized for suspending broadcast of soccer match during firefight


On Aug. 20, 22 soccer players started to run for the locker room before the first half was over in Torreón, Mexico. Television anchors and commentators could hear gunshots and explosions outside the New Corona Stadium where the Santos and Morelia teams were playing. Read more »


Proposed Brazilian law would require insurance for journalists on risky assignments

A bill in Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies would require media companies to provide life and disability insurance for journalists working in dangerous areas, Agência Câmara reports.

According to the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj), similar bills have been proposed, but none have passed. Read more »


State legislature passes first law in Mexico protecting secrecy of journalists' sources


The legislature for the Mexican border state of Chihuahua, which recently has become one of the most violent regions in the country because of drug trafficking, has passed a law protecting journalistic secrets, the first such legislation in Mexico, reported El Diario de Ciudad Juárez. Read more »


Mexican editor criticizes U.S. newspapers for lack of front-page coverage of drug trafficking

U.S. newspapers should do a much better job covering drug trafficking in their own cities, charged a Mexican editor who argues the drug cartels love nothing better than to limit coverage of their deadly activities. Read more »


Convictions in case of murdered U.S. editor applauded by journalism organizations

Journalism organizations are praising two guilty verdicts handed down June 9 in the murder case of Chauncey Bailey, a reporter and editor for the Oakland Post who was gunned down as he walked to work on Aug. 2, 2007. Read more »


One journalist kidnapped, another seriously injured in continued violence against the press in Mexico


The wave of violence against journalists in Mexico appears to have no end. Even as Mexican media outlets on June 9 reported the kidnapping of journalist Marco Antonio López Ortiz, information chief for the newspaper Novedades Acapulco in the state of Veracruz, journalists remained on alert because of the beating journalist Carlos de Jesús Rodríguez, director of the news site Gobernantes.com, suffered while in jail. Read more »


Mexican drug gang allegedly behind banners threatening Guatemalan media


Alleged members of Los Zetas, one of Mexico’s biggest criminal organizations, were arrested while posting a banner threatening the press in the western Guatemalan city of Quetzaltenango, Observador Global reports. Read more »



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