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 »
Attention is on the Mexican state of Oaxaca after two media workers were killed there this past weekend. Read more »
Mexican journalist Jorge Martínez Castañeda was hospitalized after being brutally beaten while walking with his grandson in the main square of Tacámbaro, in Michoacán state, on Jan. 6. Read more »
CPJ's list of the deadliest countries for journalists in 2015 includes Brazil, Mexico, Colombia and Guatemala
Deadly violence against journalists in Latin America has continued to grow this year, with four countries from the region making the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) list of deadliest countries for journalists in 2015. Read more »
Latin American journalism and advocacy groups recognized by Index on Censorship's Freedom of Expression Awards
Journalists, media organizations and freedom of expression advocates from El Salvador, Cuba, Argentina, Mexico and Ecuador were included on the long list of candidates for the Index on Censorship’s 2016 Freedom of Expression Awards announced on Dec. 16. Read more »
“The Mexican government doesn’t care about the journalists,” investigative journalist Anabel Hernández recently told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.
That is her conclusion when she looks at the seven murders of journalists in Mexico this year alone, the reigning impunity in cases of violence against journalists and the lack of protection for threatened journalists.
And she only sees the situation getting worse, for journalists and for society as a whole. Read more »
“Since the government of Felipe Calderón declared ‘war’ against organized crime, the Mexican media have covered disappearances and deaths, but we forgot to narrate the day after.” So explains the introduction of the new Mexican digital portal Learning to Live with the Narco, or drug trafficker. Read more »
A number of Mexican journalists, newspapers and media outlets recently sent a formal declaration to the government of Veracruz denouncing alleged police violence against journalists while they were covering teacher protests on Nov. 21 and 22.
In the document, they condemned the actions of the Secretariat of Public Security (SSP for its acronym in Spanish) and demanded the government guarantee journalists’ physical safety. Read more »