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Topic “Mexico”

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 »


Mexican authorities investigating criminal group and municipal official in murder of threatened YouTuber

Mexican blogger Pamela Montenegro was shot to death on Feb. 5 in a restaurant in Acapulco. Read more »


Authorities locate abandoned car of missing journalist in Oaxaca, Mexico

Authorities are looking for Mexican reporter Agustín Silva Vázquez who was last seen on Jan. 21 in the state of Oaxaca. 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 »


Appeals board agrees to reconsider case of Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S.

U.S. immigration officials have agreed to take another look at the case of a Mexican journalist who fled his country nine years ago due to threats on his life. 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 »


Mexican journalist left in 'despair' and 'horror' at detention center in Texas, as his lawyers fight to avoid deportation

*This story has been updated to include context concerning the current environment for journalists in Mexico and to clarify the Dec. 7 events.

A Mexican journalist who waited eight years for an asylum hearing in the United States was saved by an emergency stay of deportation earlier this week shortly after officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) placed handcuffs on him and handed his lawyer a deportation order. Read more »


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