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Mexican journalists and activists denounce the government for alleged espionage via malware

*Ed. note: This post was updated to include a statement from the Mexican government and to clarify that both The New York Times and Citizen Lab released reports about the alleged espionage. It was also updated to include a note from Citizen Lab concerning the source of the messages.​ Read more »


Journalists and organizations from Mexico and the world unite to demand justice a month after the murder of Javier Valdez

The murder of award-winning Mexican journalist Javier Valdez on May 15 was the last straw for the reporters’ guild in that country, considered one of the most dangerous to practice journalism in the world. Read more »


Mexican journalist kidnapped in Michoacán has been missing for almost a month

Mexican journalist Salvador Adame Pardo, 45, has been missing for almost a month after a group of gunmen abducted him on May 18 in the city of Nueva Italia, in the municipality of Múgica, in Michoacán state. Read more »


Brazilian and Mexican journalists' names inscribed on memorial at Washington freedom of expression museum

João Miranda do Carmo, of Brazil, and Marcos Hernández Bautista, of Mexico, were among the 14 individuals whose names were added to the Journalists Memorial at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. on June 5. Read more »


Threatened Mexican journalist and TV channel owner kidnapped in Michoacán

Salvador Adame Pardo, journalist and owner of channel 4TV, was kidnapped in the afternoon of May 18 in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. Read more »


Young Mexican journalist who traveled to the US seeking asylum has been detained for more than 100 days by ICE

Mexican journalist Martín Méndez Pineda (26), who traveled to the United States to seek political asylum because he feared for his life, has been detained for more than 100 days in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers. Read more »


Mexican reporter's murder leads to widespread protest of violence against journalists and impunity


By Cat Cardenas and Teresa Mioli

When Javier Valdez’s colleague Miroslava Breach was killed in Chihuahua on March 23 of this year, Valdez wrote on Twitter, “No Al Silencio” (No to Silence), a rejection of censorship and violence against the press in his country. Following his own murder, Valdez's colleagues have picked up those words to continue the fight. Read more »


Award-winning Mexican journalist and author who covered drug trafficking is killed in Sinaloa


Internationally recognized Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas was killed early Monday afternoon after he was intercepted and shot by unknown assailants, according to Ríodoce, the weekly newspaper where he worked. Read more »


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