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Mexican state government ties the killing of journalists' sons to drugs, announces arrest of a suspect


Two days after the sons of two Mexican journalists were shot dead in Chihuahua City, the state's governor, César Duarte announced that the motive for the crime was a drug debt of $825, according to the newspaper El País.  Read more »


Armed commando shoots and kills sons of two Mexican journalists

The sons of two Mexican journalists were shot and killed during an armed attack in Chihuhaua City early morning Sunday, news agency EFE reported.

The young men, Alfredo David and Diego Alejandro Páramo González, 20 and 21, were attacked by an armed commando while they drove in their vehicle through a residential neighborhood, news magazine Proceso said. Read more »


On World Press Freedom Day, UN leaders call on others to "renew their commitment" to freedom of expression

Dignitaries, heads of states, journalists and advocates arrived in San José, Costa Rica yesterday, Thursday, May 2, for the welcoming reception of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s World Press Freedom Day conference.  Read more »


Press organizations urge Obama to push for greater protections for journalists during his trip to Mexico, Costa Rica

On Thursday, May 2, the press freedom organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) published an open letter to United States President Barack Obama urging him to use his visit to Mexico this week, his first trip abroad during his second term, to strike a firm commitment to protect freedom of expression and end impunity for press crimes in the troubled country.  Read more »


Popular Mexican news site Animal Político seeks to eliminate dependence on government advertising


Now that they've reached the largest social media audience in Mexico, the next step for the popular news site Animal Político is to diversify their revenues and completely avoid the publicity purchased by the Mexican government, the most important advertiser for news outlets covering politics and general information in the country. Read more »


New crowd-sourced map tracks attacks against journalists, social media users in Mexico

Freedom House and the International Center for Journalists have launched a new crowd-sourced map to track attacks against journalists, social media users and bloggers who report crime and corruption in Mexico. Read more »


One year after the murder of Regina Martínez, the demand for press protection grows


To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the killing of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, hundreds of journalists in 20 Mexican cities took to the streets on Sunday, April 28 to demand protection for the press and investigations into crimes against journalists.  On Storify and Tumblr, journalists published images and text about the unpunished killings and attacks on journalists. Read more »



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