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Topic “violence against journalists”

Police commander arrested for murder of journalist in Mexico

A municipal policeman has been arrested as a suspect for the Jan. 21 murder of Oaxaca correspondent Marcos Hernández Bautista, the first of four journalists killed in Mexico this year.

Jorge Armando Santiago Martínez, a commander of the municipal police of Santiago Jamiltepec, was arrested on Feb. 25, according to Proceso. Read more »


Fourth journalist killed in Mexico this year: The owner of a radio station was stabbed to death in his home in Tabasco

The body of politician and journalist Moisés Dagdug Lutzow, who had been threatened for his work, was found inside his home in Villahermosa, Tabasco, in southeastern Mexico, on Feb. 20. He had been stabbed multiple times. Read more »


Governor of Veracruz links man in prison with the murder of journalist Anabel Flores

Amid the controversy generated by the recent murder of a journalist in Veracruz and criticism against its governor Javier Duarte, the state leader published tweets linking Josele Márquez, alias 'El Chichi', with the killing and insisted that organized crime is the real enemy of the press. Read more »


Alert issued in Mexico after alleged kidnapping of reporter from her home in Veracruz

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 »


Mexican judge orders Attorney General to take case of murdered journalist

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 »


Amid attacks, journalists demand guarantees for election coverage from outgoing Haitian president

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 »


Newspaper correspondent and radio host killed within 24 hours in Oaxaca, Mexico

Attention is on the Mexican state of Oaxaca after two media workers were killed there this past weekend. Read more »


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