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A year after the coup, Honduras deadly for journalists

One year after President Manuel Zelaya was ousted from office, Honduras has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to the International Press Institute. The article includes a timeline of the murders of Honduran journalists in 2010.

The IPI is urging the government to take action to stop the killings of journalists. Read more »


New measures considered to protect journalists in Mexico

Mexico's National Human Rights Commission intends to establish an area within the organization dedicated to following step-by-step each case of aggression against journalists, reports the newspaper El Universal.

The goal is to fight impunity and guarantee justice for journalists who have been attacked, threatened or intimidated in the course of doing their job. Read more »


IAPA documentary marks sixth anniversary of Mexican journalist's killing

The Inter American Press Association is kicking off a workshop about how to diminish journalists' risks with the debut of a documentary commemorating the assassination of journalist Francisco Ortiz Franco in Tijuana, Mexico, on June 22, 2004, according to the newspaper El Universal. Read more »


Prosecutor orders capture of alleged killers of Honduran journalist

It appears that the killing of reporter David Meza Montesinos will not go unpunished. After weeks of investigations, the attorney general has issued an arrest order against four people accused of killing the TV and radio reporter last March, Radio América and El Heraldo report. Read more »


Another convicted killer of Brazilian journalist flees prison through the front gate


Ângelo Ferreira da Silva is the second convicted assassin of TV journalist Tim Lopes to leave prison while serving a sentence allowing his limited release, the G1 news site reports. Read more »


IAPA pushes for Brazil to solve two longstanding journalist killings


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) has presented formal charges to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, regarding two Brazilian journalists whose alleged killers remain unpunished, IAPA reports. Read more »


Honduran reporters seek protection from bulletproof vests, social networks, and God

Secretary of Security Óscar Álvarez said authorities were close to solving two of the seven killings of media workers in less than two months (six journalists and one broadcaster), including last week’s shooting of TV journalist Jorge “Georgino” Orellana, La Prensa reports. Read more »


Newspaper readers throughout Americas invited to protest crimes against journalists in Honduras

The Inter American Press Association has invited readers of almost 400 papers throughout the Americas to sign a letter to President Porfirio Lobo Sosa asking him to take actions to confront and stop violence against Honduran journalists. Six journalists and one broadcaster have been killed in the country since March 1. Read more »


Peruvian court clears ex-mayor in journalist’s killing

A Lima court acquitted Luis Valdez Villacorta, the former mayor of Coronel Portillo, on charges that he had ordered the killing of journalist Alberto Rivera in 2004, the Associated Press reports. Read more »


Will killings of teenagers and journalists force Mexico’s Calderón to act against violence?

The killings of three Mexican journalists in January alone, and the news that 15 people, mostly teenagers, were killed at a birthday party in Ciudad Juárez have called new international attention to Mexico’s drug-related violence, which is reported to have killed more than 1,000 people in the first 34 days of this year. Meanwhile, Mexican media workers brace for more attacks. Read more »


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