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Topic “violence against journalists”

At least 19 Brazilian journalists and media professionals assaulted during coverage of former President Lula's arrest

At least 19 journalists and media professionals were attacked in various cities in Brazil between April 5 and 7 while working to cover former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2011) going to jail, according to records from the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji). The assaults, which came from supporters of Lula and the Military Police, were repudiated by press organizations in Brazil and Latin America. Read more »


Two former policemen sentenced to 25 years in prison for 2015 murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez

Two former policemen found guilty of the 2015 murder of Veracruz journalist and activist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo were sentenced to 25 years in prison and the payment of about $18,000 in civil reparations, according to Animal Político. Read more »


United Nations announces award in honor of slain Mexican journalists Javier Valdez and Miroslava Breach

Just one year after Miroslava Breach was killed in Chihuahua, the United Nations Office in Mexico announced a press freedom award to honor the journalist and her colleague Javier Valdez, both murdered in 2017. Read more »


Threatened reporter murdered in Veracruz is third journalist killed in Mexico this year

Journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, 42, was killed in the settlement of El Renacimiento in the city of Gutiérrez Zamora, Veracruz on March 21. Read more »


Advisory Council implemented in order to guarantee efficiency of Mexico City’s protection mechanism for journalists

Before strong criticism of its inefficiency, and the escalating number of attacks and murders of journalists and human rights defenders that Mexico has experienced in the last almost two decades, the Advisory Council for the Mechanism for the Integral Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists in Mexico City was finally implemented. The council will seek to make this system in the country’s capital more efficient. Read more »


Colombian man sentenced to 58 years in jail for 2015 murder of radio director and wife

A Colombian judge sentenced Yean Arlex Buenaventura to 58 years and 3 months in jail for the 2015 murder of journalist Luis Peralta Cuellar and his wife, Sofía Quintero. According to the Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP), which represented the victims in court, this is the highest sentence ever handed down in the country for a crime against freedom of expression. Read more »


Two journalists killed in Brazil in the span of two days

Seven months after the last recorded murder in Brazil in which a journalist was killed in retaliation for their work, the country saw two murders of journalists in just two days. Read more »


Mexican journalist killed in Nuevo Laredo just published a column on violence in country ahead of elections

A Mexican freelance journalist was killed in Nuevo Laredo, a city on the country’s border with the U.S., on the afternoon of Jan. 13. Read more »


UN Human Rights Office condemns attacks by police against journalists in Acapulco, Mexico

The Mexican Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and various press advocates have called on the Mexican government to investigate reported attacks on journalists that took place Jan. 7 in Concepción, Acapulco in the state of Guerrero. Read more »


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