Topic “violence against journalists”
Another journalist has been killed in Veracruz, Mexico.
Ricardo Monlui Cabrera was killed on the morning of March 19 in Yanga, in the state of Veracruz, while leaving a restaurant and getting into a car with his wife and daughter. The family members were not hit when two armed people fired upon Monlui. Read more »
After a weeklong hearing, a court in Oaxaca found former police commander Jorge Armando Santiago Martínez guilty of the 2016 murder of journalist Marcos Hernández Bautista, according to a March 4 release from the Oaxaca Attorney General. Read more »
Peruvian journalist and audiovisual producer José Yactayo, who disappeared on Feb. 25, was killed and dismembered, the Peruvian National Police said on March 2 after confirming the identity of human remains found in a rural area on the outskirts of Lima.
Mexican police reporter who received death threats and survived attack on his life is killed in Guerrero
This story was updated to include new details from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) concerning protection measures offered to Pineda Birto and the investigation of his murder.
A Mexican police reporter who reported having received threats from organized crime was killed in the state of Guerrero on March 2. Read more »
Although the number of murders of Brazilian journalists has dropped to only two cases in 2016, violations against the press have manifested in other ways. The annual report from the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Abert) reported that, compared to 2015, last year saw a 65.5 percent increase in cases of violations to freedom of expression. Read more »
A radio announcer and the director of a radio station in the Dominican Republic were killed on the morning of Feb. 14 in the city of San Pedro de Macorís. According to EFE, an armed man entered the location and began firing several times. However, local media pointed out that there could have been two male attackers. Read more »
A Guatemalan congressman was named by the country’s authorities as the alleged mastermind of the March 10, 2015 murder of journalist Danilo Efraín Zapón López, according to the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »
This story has been updated to include the detention of 18 people in connection with Igor Padilla's murder.
Igor Abisaí Padilla Chávez, a well-known Honduran journalist, was killed in San Pedro Sula on Jan. 17. Read more »
FLIP documentary depicts the difficulties of practicing journalism in the regional areas of Colombia
For decades, Colombian journalism has been a direct victim of the violence generated by the country’s armed conflict that started more than 50 years ago. The signing of the new peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas, endorsed by the country’s Congress on Nov. 30, could mean the end of one of the causes of violent censorship for journalists in Colombia. Read more »
Although the number of murders of journalists in the world has dropped from record levels, two Latin American countries are among the deadliest for communicators in 2016, according to the year-end report from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »