"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Mexican federal court repealed a recurso de amparo, an action to protect an individual’s constitutional rights, launched by journalist Carmen Aristegui after she was dismissed from the MVS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 »
Three Mexican journalists in the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz and Guanajuato have been killed in the span of a week.
“We are appalled by all these murders of journalists in Mexico…Three deaths in a week – when will the violence stop?” said Lucie Morillon, program director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read more »
Radio journalist Bernardo Javier Cano Torres of Iguala has been released after being held by kidnappers for 20 days, according to local media reports.
On the morning of May 7, Cano and three other people were abducted from a van while travelling on the Iguala-Teloloapan highway.
Man detained for murder of Mexican journalist Anabel Flores; authorities say journalist's work was motive
Police have detained a man allegedly involved in the murder of Mexican journalist Anabel Flores Salazar whose murder authorities said was motivated by her work as a journalist.
Attorney General of the State of Veracruz, Luis Ángel Bravo Contreras, made the announcement at a press conference and said the man initially was detained with a car that had been reported stolen, according to Tiempo de Veracruz. Read more »
The dismissal of journalist Carmen Aristegui from MVS radio group in Mexico on March 15 fueled the existing national controversy caused by the recent dismissal of two reporters who were part of her team. Many are labeling the firing of these communicators as an attack on freedom of expression. Read more »
An increase in organized crime-related violence has terrorized the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas over the past week. Conflicts between rival cartel factions in the neighboring border cities of Reynosa and Matamoros have left dozens dead, escalating the present danger for journalists practicing in the region. Read more »