Topic “violence against journalists”
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 »
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 »
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 »
Attention is on the Mexican state of Oaxaca after two media workers were killed there this past weekend. Read more »
A Colombian court has sentenced a man to prison for the August 2014 killing of journalist Luis Carlos Cervantes in Tarazá, Antioquia department. Read more »
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 »
In the wake of the Sean Penn controversy, journalists explain why they turned down interview with El Chapo
Sean Penn’s Rolling Stone interview with drug cartel leader Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán generated sufficient controversy in the United States and Mexico about ethics, the law and journalism. Read more »
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 »