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Press freedom levels in Americas lowest in five years, says new report

The organization Freedom House released its 2014 report on freedom of the press around the world, noting that in 2013 global press freedom was at its lowest level in more than a decade and the lowest in five years for the Americas. Read more »


Photo auction on World Press Freedom Day to benefit family of slain Mexican journalist Gregorio Jiménez


The campaign FotoXGoyo will auction on May 3 -- World Press Freedom Day -- several images donated by Mexican and foreign photojournalists in benefit of the family of slain reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, who was killed in the dangerous southeastern state of Veracruz in February this year. Read more »


Veracruz protesters condemn impunity two years after killing of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez


Mexican journalists in Veracruz and other groups marched on Monday, April 28, to commemorate reporter Regina Martínez, who was killed two years ago on the same day, according to Proceso magazine. Read more »


Thousands protest in Mexico against telecommunications bill

On Saturday April 26, around 7,000 people formed a human chain in front of Mexico’s Senate in protest of a new proposed communications bill that President Enrique Peña Nieto presented last Monday.​ Read more »


Mexican journalist Elena Poniatowska awarded Cervantes Prize


On Wednesday April 23, Mexican writer and journalist Elena Poniatowska received the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcalá in Henares, near Madrid, Spain, according to the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


66 attacks against the press in Mexico registered during first quarter of 2014


Sixty-six aggressions against the Mexican press were registered during the first quarter of 2014 according to a report published April 22 by the freedom of expression and information organization Article 19. Read more »


89% of attacks against Mexican journalists remain in impunity, human rights commission says

Only 19 percent of all registered cases of journalists’ homicides and disappearances have been heard by a judge and only 10 percent of those have ended in a sentencing, leaving Mexico’s impunity index at 89 percent, according to the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) in a press release on April 20. Read more »


The mournful murders of a married journalist couple in Mexico: Juan Francisco Rodríguez & María Elvira Hernández


This article appeared first in Spanish in the book, Tú y yo coincídimos en la noche terrible by Lolita Bosch and Alejandro Vélez Salas, published by Nuestra Aparente Rendición in 2012. It was published at the Mexican Journalism Translation Project (MxJTP) for the first time in English and with the permission of the author, who reserves all rights to the English original. Read more »


CPJ lists Mexico, Colombia and Brazil in its annual Global Impunity Index

Three Latin American countries were listed in the latest edition of the Committee to Protect Journalists’ (CPJ) Global Impunity Index. Mexico, Colombia and Brazil occupied, respectively, the seventh, eighth and eleventh place on the list. Read more »


Salary for journalists in Mexico among the 5 lowest in the country, survey finds


Journalism is still one of the lowest salaried jobs in Mexico, according to data from the 2013 Mexican National Occupation and Employment Survey. Read more »


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