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Topic “threats against journalists”

Journalist working on the Brazil-Paraguay border receives anonymous death threats via text message

On the evening of Wednesday, May 8, investigative reporter Lourenso Véras received threatening text messages saying that he was on a list of people to executed in the frontier region between Brazil and Paraguay, according to the website Mercosur News.  Read more »


Mexican journalist could lose her armed protection in 20 days

In 20 days Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández, who has been threatened several times since 2010, could lose the armed escorts who have protected her for the last three years.  Read more »


Guatemala takes first steps to establish program to protect journalists


Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina signed the document establishing the Program to Protect Journalists, which will be preventative in nature and follows similar examples in Mexico and Colombia, according to the Guatemalan Research Center, CERIGUA. Read more »


Mexican television journalist shot to death outside bank office


A Mexican journalist was shot to death in the central Mexican city of Puebla leaving a bank on Monday, April 15, reported the news agency Notimex.  Read more »


Report says state governments in Mexico are a "major obstacle" to press freedom

As a result of their ineffective prosecution of crimes against journalists and attempts at influencing news coverage, state authorities in Mexico have become a "major obstacle" to press freedom in the country, according to a report from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the  Read more »


Duarte's "support" of journalists: In Mexico, questions over governor's freedom of expression award. By Daniela Pastrana


On April 2, the governor of the Mexican state of Veracruz, Javier Duarte, received an award from the Mexican Association of Newspaper Editors (AME in Spanish) for his role in "guaranteeing freedom of expression." Read more »


Mexican journalist lives in exile after denouncing corruption at Pemex: Interview with Ana Lilia Pérez


In June 2012, journalist Ana Lilia Pérez joined the ranks of at least 15 other Mexican journalists living in exile after receiving threats, according to Reporters Without Borders. Read more »


Haitian editor gunned down; IPI urges authorities to consider his journalistic work as a motive

Photo of the slain editor in chief of the newspaper Haiti Progres, Georges Henri Honorat. Source: Haiti Progres Read more »


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