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Mexican protection mechanism reports having benefited 213 journalists and human rights defenders in 2013


The Mexican government's Protection Mechanism for Human Rights Defenders and Journalists reported having benefited 210 individuals and three non-profit organizations since its creation in November 2012. Read more »


Armed men kidnap Mexican journalist in the dangerous state of Veracruz

Mexican journalist Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, a reporter who covers the crime beat in the dangerous southeastern state of Veracruz, was kidnapped on Feb. 5 near his home by a group of armed men, news magazine Proceso reported. Read more »


Mexican journalist says state government’s investigation against relative is an attempt to intimidate her news team


A Mexican journalist accused the government of the state of Chiapas of trying to intimidate her news team through legal actions against a family member. Read more »


Mexican authorities investigate journalist who tweeted about return of criminal group to Oaxaca

Mexican journalist Sofía Valdivia reported that she is being investigated by the country's Office of the General Prosecutor (PGR in Spanish) for posting on her Twitter account about the possible return of a criminal group in Oaxaca, news site Animal Político reported. Read more »


Killing of Mexican journalist sparks human rights ombudsman’s investigation



Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission will investigate the Jan. 23 murder of a journalist in Guerrero. It is the first killing of a journalist in Mexico this year. Read more »


Journalists stranded in Michoacán, Mexico while covering vigilante groups

A group of journalists covering the expansion of vigilante groups in the Mexican state of Michoacán became stranded in a local town after being caught in crossfire this weekend, reported freedom of expression organization Article 19. Read more »


Mike O’Connor, CPJ advocate for journalists in Mexico, dies at 67: A collection of articles

Mike O’Connor, a veteran war correspondent who spent the last five years advocating for journalists’ safety in Mexico for the Committee to Protect Journalists, died of a heart attack on Dec. 29. He was 67. Read more »


Mexican newspaper director goes on hunger strike after cancellation of government advertising

Ildefonso Chávez, owner of Mexican daily El Pueblo, went on an indefinite hunger strike on Dec. 2 in front of Chihuahua State's Government Palace to protest the cancellation of state advertising in October, shortly after the newspaper published a series of stories critical of Chihuahua's governor, the Inter-American Press Association (IAPA) reported. Read more »



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