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Topic “violence against journalists”

Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second case as part of campaign against impunity in Brazilian journalists' deaths

People who knew Brazilian Jairo Sousa are still in shock over the radio journalist’s death.

They say he was a combative personality and “denounced suspicious bidding, overbilling in purchases in [city's] departments. He was critical of the current city hall, some city councilors and even businessmen,” Angelina Nunes, coordinator of the Tim Lopes Program for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), told the Knight Center. Read more »


IACHR adopts precautionary measures for journalist’s widow and other press workers being targeted in Nicaragua

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted precautionary measures for the widow of a journalist killed in Nicaragua while covering protests and members of a radio station that was set on fire. Read more »


Election day in Mexico keeps organizations busy monitoring attacks on journalists, including intimidation and theft

Mexico held historic elections on July 1 with a landslide victory from Andrés Manuel López Obrador. And in an electoral season of unprecedented violence against politicians and political candidates, the press was also a target. Read more »


Threatened police reporter killed in Quintana Roo, Mexico ahead of general elections

Police reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed at a bar in the state of Quintana Roo just ahead of general elections in Mexico. Read more »


Independent journalists in Nicaragua report physical attacks, death threats and defamation campaigns on social media

As attacks against journalists in Nicaragua grow after months of protest, independent journalists in the country are calling for freedom to carry out their work. They are also expressing hope in the international organizations on the ground that are working to curb violence in the Central American nation. Read more »


Governments confirm that bodies found in Colombian jungle belong to abducted Ecuadoran journalists

The Colombian and Ecuadoran governments confirmed that three bodies found in Tumaco, Colombia belong to the El Comercio reporting team that was abducted on March 26 while reporting in the border region. Read more »


State radio station set on fire amid protests against Nicaraguan government

The headquarters of Radio Nicaragua, state radio station of the Central American country, was attacked and destroyed by a fire in the early morning hours of June 8, according to local press reports. Read more »


Mexican authorities carry out arrest warrant for second person in journalist Javier Valdez's murder case

The Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (Feadle) of Mexico, with the help of Federal Police, carried out an arrest warrant against Juan Francisco “N,” known as “Quillo,” “for his probable participation in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, on May 15, 2017,” according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR, for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Names of slain Mexican and Colombian journalists added to memorial of Washington, D.C. museum for press freedom


The names of two journalists from Mexico and another from Colombia will be added to the Journalists Memorial at the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum. Read more »