Knight Center
Knight Center

Topic “violence against journalists”

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 »


Mexican journalist killed while at Christmas celebration at son’s school is fourth journalist killed in Veracruz this year

A threatened Mexican crime reporter was killed in Veracruz during a Christmas celebration at his son’s school in Acayucan. Read more »


Former mayor sentenced to 39 years for murders of Paraguayan journalist Pablo Medina and his assistant

This story has been updated to include the sentence handed down on Dec. 19.

A Paraguayan court sentenced a former mayor to 39 years in prison for the 2014 death of ABC Color regional correspondent Pablo Medina and his assistant Antonia Almada. Read more »


Newsletter

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter "Journalism in the Americas"

Boletim Semanal (Português)
Boletín Semanal (Español)
Weekly Newsletter (English)
 
Marketing by ActiveCampaign