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Topic “Mexico”

Brazil surpasses Mexico as country with most journalists killed in Latin America: RSF 2013 report

More than 20 years after the fall of the dictatorships and civil wars that dominated Latin America, the region continues to be marked by a strong retaliation against the press, according to Reporters Without Borders’ (RSF) most recent annual index on the state of press freedom, which was published on Feb. 12. Read more »


Veracruz authorities find body of abducted journalist


Authorities in the violent state of Veracruz found on Tuesday the body of reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz, who was missing since last week. Four people allegedly linked to his murder are in custody, reported Mexican daily El Universal. Read more »


Fear of violence, lack of training, trauma fuel self-censorship in northern Mexico, study found


Northern Mexico has fallen into a state of fear creating a silenced media that is less willing to report crime and take on investigative pieces, according a recent University of Arizona study. Read more »


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 »



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