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Team behind Netflix series ‘Tijuana’ aims to create global awareness of dangers faced by independent journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists with at least ten professionals killed this year alone. For many journalists in the country, especially those outside of Mexico City, physical and psychological dangers are a constant for the job.

“Tijuana,” a recent television series from Netflix and Univision, plunges into that reality to show an international audience what it means to practice independent journalism in Mexico. Read more »


Threatened journalist killed in Veracruz, Mexico is the third reporter killed in country this week

*This story is developing and will be updated.

In a deadly week for the Mexican press, a third journalist has been killed in the country. Read more »


Journalist who received threats is second press professional killed in Mexico this week

A journalist and municipal employee was killed on the morning of Aug. 2 on a beach in the state of Guerrero.

Armed men shot Edgar Alberto Nava López, administrator of the Facebook news page La Verdad de Zihuatanejo, while he was on the beach with a group of children during a tourist activity, according to newspaper El Universal. Read more »


After attack on its offices, newspaper in Mexico stops print edition and refrains from covering police beat online

A newspaper in the northern state of Chihuahua in Mexico has temporarily stopped its print edition after an attack on its facilities.

El Monitor de Parral made the announcement via an editorial published on July 31 after it said its facilities and personnel “were victim of an aggression” at dawn earlier that day.

“We temporarily suspend our print edition in hopes of finding better conditions for journalistic work,” wrote the newspaper, located in Hidalgo de Parral. Read more »


Body of Mexican journalist is found in trunk in state of Morelos the day after he disappeared

*This story is developing and will be updated.

The body of Mexican journalist Rogelio Barragán was found in the trunk of a car in the state of Morelos late during the night of July 30. Read more »


Journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, U.S. and Venezuela bring home Cabot Prizes from Columbia University

In honoring work that has “contributed to Inter-American understanding,” the 2019 Maria Moors Cabot Prizes recognized journalists from Mexico, Nicaragua, the United States and Venezuela. Read more »


Mexican journalist rescued after being abducted in the state of Veracruz

A Mexican journalist from Veracruz was rescued by members of the Secretariat of Public Security after being abducted on June 12.

Marco Miranda Cogco reported via Noticias A Tiempo, the Facebook news page which he founded, that he was making statements to the public prosecutor. He expressed thanks to God, his family, friends, fellow journalists and other supporters. Read more »


In Mexico, journalist is killed in Tabasco and a second reporter is abducted in Veracruz

A journalist was murdered on the night of June 11 in Tabasco, Mexico. Hours later, another journalist in the state of Veracruz was abducted, and his whereabouts are still unknown, as reported by Univision. Read more »


What is the Mexican media’s role in the midst of multiple murders and mayhem?


This text was originally published by the Ethical Journalism Network (EJN). It was reposted here with permission.

By Elva Narcia*

At the end of January 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump asserted that violence in Mexico is worse than in Afghanistan. Read more »


Mexican president denies releasing list of journalists and media who received government advertising

A list of 36 journalists who allegedly benefited from advertising contracts with the administration of former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, which was published on May 23 by the newspaper Reforma, came from a citizen information request and was not disseminated by the presidency, according to current President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Read more »


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