Colombia dropped off the Committee to Protect Journalist’s (CPJ) 2015 Global Impunity Index that was released Oct. 8, leaving Mexico and Brazil as the sole Latin American countries in the list of the top 14 countries where murderers of journalists “go free.” Read more »
Motorcycle enthusiasts, cowboys, luxurious houses and the words of politicians and other public figures. These were the focus of journalistic projects recognized on Sept. 30 at the Festival Gabriel García Márquez in Medellín, Colombia. Read more »
One month after the brutal murders of Veracruz journalist Rubén Espinosa, activist Nadia Vera and three other women in a Mexico City apartment, activists and journalists continue to fight against impunity and for freedom expression. Read more »
Online course on Freedom of Expression for journalists and justice system workers of Coahuila, Mexico: Registration open
Judges and journalists, as well as other justice system and media workers of the State of Coahuila, Mexico, may apply to the online course "Freedom of expression and protection of journalists in an international legal framework". Read more »
As part of the campaign ‘Journalism at Risk’ (‘Periodismo en Riesgo’), the Free Press Foundation (FLIP for its acronym in Spanish) has launched the J-Pro project, which seeks to explain and evaluate the policies established by the governments of Colombia and Mexico for protection of journalists at risk. Read more »
"We journalists cannot find the reason why they're killing us," says Veracruz reporter living in asylum
When Miguel Ángel López Solana received the news on August 1 that fellow journalist Rubén Espinosa had been murdered in Mexico City, the entire nightmare that had forced him to escape from Veracruz four years earlier came back to him. Read more »
Despite threats, journalist murdered in Mexico City did not receive protection. What is happening with the protection mechanism?
This is the first of a series of posts about special protection mechanisms for journalists created by governments in Latin America. Read more »
Journalist seeking haven in Mexico City is killed, generating international outrage about violence against media workers
A journalist who had fled Veracruz out of concern for his life has been found dead in Mexico City, calling attention to ever increasing violence against media workers in Mexico and existing protection offered to those who fear for their lives.
He is the seventh journalist to be killed in the country this year and the fourth from Veracruz. Read more »
Violence against Mexican journalists now concentrated in the southern states, with Veracruz in the spotlight
In the last decade, Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries of the world for journalists, largely due to the so-called War on Drugs in the northern region that borders the United States.
Press freedom advocacy organizations, however, noticed a change in the geography of attacks against journalists, which have become more common in southern states. Another change is that the suspects in the attacks are not members of drug cartels, but public officials and police officers. Read more »
Mexican journalist Carmen Aristegui loses court battle to return to the radio, describes the ruling as "disastrous"
Mexican federal court repealed a recurso de amparo, an action to protect an individual’s constitutional rights, launched by journalist Carmen Aristegui after she was dismissed from the MVS radio group. The action was done in order for Aristegui to return to work on the MVS news program First Issue (Primera Emisión). Read more »