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Topic “violence against journalists”

Second journalist killed in Maricá in the state of Rio de Janeiro in less than one month

The director of a news site in Maricá, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, was killed on June 18. Romário da Silva Barros, 31, was inside his car when he was shot three times, according to G1. Read more »


Mexican journalist rescued after being abducted in the state of Veracruz

A Mexican journalist from Veracruz was rescued by members of the Secretariat of Public Security after being abducted on June 12.

Marco Miranda Cogco reported via Noticias A Tiempo, the Facebook news page which he founded, that he was making statements to the public prosecutor. He expressed thanks to God, his family, friends, fellow journalists and other supporters. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Haiti amid protests against the country's president

Journalist Pétion Rospide, a presenter for Radio sans fin, was shot while driving home from work on the night of June 10 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Read more »


Mexican journalists and their families confront the new president during his daily press conferences

Since the new Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador began his already famous daily morning press conferences, where he answers questions from the audience and the press, journalists and their families are taking the opportunity to confront the leader concerning threats to themselves and the profession. Read more »


Threatened journalist killed in Mexico was under the federal protection mechanism

*This story was updated on May 17 and again on **May 20.

Another murder of a Mexican journalist occurred on the morning of May 16, this time in Playa del Carmen in the state of Quintana Roo. According to Article 19 Mexico, the journalist relied on measures of protection from the federal mechanism of the Secretariat of the Interior because he had previously been the target of aggressions. Read more »


After 19 years, two former paramilitary members sentenced for abduction, torture and sexual abuse of Colombian journalist


By Silvia Higuera and Teresa Mioli

Two former paramilitary members have been sentenced to a total of 70 years in prison in relation to the abduction, torture and sexual abuse of Colombian journalist Jineth Bedoya Lima that happened almost 20 years ago. Read more »


Names of El Comercio journalists killed in Colombia are added to Newseum memorial in Washington, D.C.

The late Juan Javier Ortega Reyes and Paúl Rivas Bravo from newspaper El Comercio of Ecuador are among the 21 press professionals whose names will be added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Read more »


Community radio host who received threats is killed in Oaxaca, Mexico

Telésforo Santiago Enríquez, founder of indigenous community radio station Estéreo Cafetal, was killed on May 2 in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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In unprecedented report, government reports 64 communicators killed in last 20 years in Brazil

Between 1995 and 2018, 64 communicators – journalists, broadcasters and bloggers – were murdered in Brazil because of their profession. In half of those cases, those responsible were identified and a complaint was filed by the public prosecutor’s office. However, 16 continue under investigation and seven were closed without being resolved. Read more »


Bills in Brazilian Congress propose classification of violence against journalists as heinous crime

In Brazil, one of the ten countries with the highest rate of impunity in crimes against journalists worldwide, three bills underway in Congress propose to toughen the criminal treatment of perpetrators of violence against journalists and press professionals. Read more »


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