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Topic “organized crime”

Honduran crime reporting lacks analysis because of fear for journalists’ safety, investigation found

Superficial crime reporting that relies on bloody photos and spread, but lacks any explanation behind such photos, has become a common occurrence among Honduras' media outlets. The Fundación MEPI, a regional investigative journalism project based in Mexico City, says that its content analysis and interviews with reporters and editors have drawn out multiple reasons behind this growing trend: a lack of government-media implemented safety mechanisms to protect journalists, little access to timely official reports by the authorities, and fear of retaliation, if stories display too much context or insight. Read more »


Violence and government hostility are the biggest challenges to journalism in the Americas, CPJ says

The role of journalists as guardians of democracy faces more dangers each and every day due to an increase in organized crime and government repression and corruption in the Western Hemisphere, said Carlos Lauría, the Senior Americas Program Coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), in front of the US House of Representatives Thursday. Read more »


Mexican journalist could lose her armed protection in 20 days

In 20 days Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández, who has been threatened several times since 2010, could lose the armed escorts who have protected her for the last three years.  Read more »


Mexican state government ties the killing of journalists' sons to drugs, announces arrest of a suspect


Two days after the sons of two Mexican journalists were shot dead in Chihuahua City, the state's governor, César Duarte announced that the motive for the crime was a drug debt of $825, according to the newspaper El País.  Read more »


Young photojournalist killed and mutilated in northern Mexico

Daniel Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa. Source: Vanguardia

Mexican television journalist shot to death outside bank office


A Mexican journalist was shot to death in the central Mexican city of Puebla leaving a bank on Monday, April 15, reported the news agency Notimex.  Read more »


Report says state governments in Mexico are a "major obstacle" to press freedom

As a result of their ineffective prosecution of crimes against journalists and attempts at influencing news coverage, state authorities in Mexico have become a "major obstacle" to press freedom in the country, according to a report from the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) and the  Read more »



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