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Topic “violence against journalists”

Alert issued in Mexico after alleged kidnapping of reporter from her home in Veracruz

Journalist Anabel Flores Salazar was abducted by a group of armed men who entered her home in Orizaba, Veracruz, Mexico, in the early hours of Feb. 8, according to Animal Político.

Flores Salazar covers crime for the newspaper El Sol de Orizaba. She also has contributed to media such as El Mundo de Orizaba and El Buen Tono, Animal Político reported. Read more »


More than 2,000 journalists killed worldwide in 25 years; Mexico is the third deadliest country, says IFJ

Mexico is the third deadliest country for journalists and other media workers in the world with 120 murders in the last 25 years, according to a report from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) that was released Feb. 3. Read more »


Mexican judge orders Attorney General to take case of murdered journalist

After a year of legal delays, a federal judge has ordered Mexico’s Attorney General's Office (PGR) to investigate the murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo through the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE). Read more »


Amid attacks, journalists demand guarantees for election coverage from outgoing Haitian president

Journalists in Haiti and the Dominican Republic urged the current Haitian President Michel Martelly to give them all guarantees necessary to properly cover the electoral process, which, they say, is taking place in the midst of attacks on freedom of expression by the outgoing government. Read more »


21 journalists assaulted or detained by military police during São Paulo demonstrations in 2016, group says

More journalists were injured by the military police during protests against increased transportation fares in São Paulo on Jan. 21. This is in addition to the assaults reported during the military police’s repression of demonstrations on Jan. 12 when at least nine media workers were wounded. Read more »


Newspaper correspondent and radio host killed within 24 hours in Oaxaca, Mexico

Attention is on the Mexican state of Oaxaca after two media workers were killed there this past weekend. Read more »


Venezuelan journalist and government press officer killed while entering home

Venezuelan authorities are working to determine the motive behind the killing of journalist and government press officer Ricardo Durán.

Early in the morning of Jan. 20, officials reported that Durán had been killed in the entrance to the building where he lives in the Caricuao neighborhood of Caracas. Read more »


Journalists attacked by police during protest in São Paulo

In a violent action carried out by the military police to disperse protesters in São Paulo during a demonstration against increased transportation fares held on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at least nine media professionals were wounded, according to Abraji (the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism). Read more »



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