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Topic “Mexico”

Advocacy groups in Mexico and Brazil map attacks on journalists to counteract threats

In Brazil and Mexico, ranked seventh and eleventh by the Committee to Protect Journalists as the countries with the highest levels of impunity in the murder of journalists, two advocacy groups are mapping these attacks in an effort to increase their security. Read more »


Mexico, Colombia and Brazil lead in impunity in the killings of journalists

Impunity in the murder of journalists is not new in Latin America. In the last decade, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported 72 instances of journalists killed for their work. About 78 percent of these cases faced complete or partial impunity. But in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, levels of impunity have surpassed those of any other Latin American country, according to CPJ’s 2014 Global Impunity Index. Read more »


Murder of citizen journalist in Mexico sends shock waves through citizen news networks

The recent murder of María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, a physician and citizen journalist known on Twitter for her reports of cartel activity in northern Mexico, has sent shock waves through the state of Tamaulipas and shaken journalists working in citizen news networks across the region. Read more »


Mexican news site SinEmbargo asks government to investigate series of attacks

The Mexican news site SinEmbargo has demanded that authorities investigate a series of attacks, threats, and defamatory acts that have targeted the publication regularly since Oct. 8, shortly after the disappearance of 43 students in Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero. Read more »


UNESCO and Knight Center offer course for Mexican judges about the international legal framework for freedom of expression

With the support of the Supreme Court of Mexico, through the Mexican Association of Imparters of Justice, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas of the University of Texas at Austin and the UNESCO Chair at Ibero-American University, offer the online course “International Framework for Press Freedom and Protection of Journalists” aimed at judges and other operators of jus Read more »


Mexican journalist denounces human rights violation before the United Nations

Journalist and activist Lydia Cacho Ribeiro was abducted in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo and tortured en route to Puebla after publishing a book, titled the "The Demons of Eden," on an investigation tha Read more »


As violence against journalists continues across Mexico, advocates demand greater protection measures

When a group of men entered the Silao offices of El Heraldo de Leon in September and threatened and beat reporter Karla Silva, the case became a rallyi Read more »


Mexican activist killed during live broadcast in Sinaloa amid wave of attacks on journalists

Mexican activist Atilano Román Tirado was killed on Monday while giving a live radio broadcast in Mazatlan in the state of Sinaloa. Read more »


Video shows Mexican drug lord paying journalists for media advice


A video released by an anonymous source shows two Mexican journalists in the state of Michoacán taking money from members of one of the country’s most wanted cartel leaders, Servando “La Tuta” Gómez Martínez, in exchange for media advice.  Read more »


Mexican journalists rally for protections after colleague beaten in newsroom

In the aftermath of the severe beating of a young journalist, a police chief is on the run and journalists are rallying for protection of freedom of expression across Mexico.

Karla Janeth Silva Guerrero, a 24-year-old reporter for El Heraldo de Leon, sustained life-threatening head injuries after three men threatened and beat her at the paper’s office in Silao, in the Mexican state of Guanajuato, on Mexico on Sept. 4. Read more »


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