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Topic “drug trafficking”

Intercepted prison phone call warns Paraguayan journalist of assassination plot

Brazilian police alerted a Paraguayan journalist of a plot to kill him, reported the newspaper Última Hora. The plot to kill Cándido Figueredo, correspondent for ABC Color in Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay, was discovered by Brazilian authorities after intercepting a telephone call. Read more »


Press groups urge thorough investigation into killing of Brazilian radio reporter

The International Association of Radio Broadcasters (AIR) and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) asked the Brazilian authorities to carefully investigate the killing of journalist Laércio de Souza, a reporter for Rádio Sucesso in Camaçari, Bahia, reported the websites G1 and Terra. Read more »


Webinar to teach journalists how to stay safe when covering organized crime, violence in Mexico

The webinar on Dec. 9th is now full. But due to popular demand, another webinar will be offered on Dec. 16th from 9-11 a.m. (Mexico City/Austin time). No spots are left for the webinar on the 9th. However, you can register for the webinar on the 16th here at this link until all spots are taken.

Many Mexican journalists face risks in their daily work due to the so called drug wars that are affecting several regions of the country. Knowing specific strategies of how to stay safe when covering organized crime and violence is a must for any reporter. Sign up now for a webinar for Mexican journalists that has been organized by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the Mexican journalists network Red de Periodistas de a Pie, and the International Center for Journalists. Read more »


Award-winning news site specializing in drug coverage in Mexico suffers cyber attack


A Nov. 25 cyber attack forced the weekly Mexican news site Ríodoce offline, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Ríodoce is one of the few publications that covers drug trafficking and organized crime in the northwestern city of Culiacán. Read more »


Journalist and her ex-boyfriend shot to death in Brazil

A journalist and her ex-boyfriend were shot to death at a gas station in the Brazilian coastal city of Vila Velha, in Espírito Santo, the morning of Saturday, Nov. 19, according to Folha Vitória.

Journalist Marisa Curtolo Cavalcanti, 52, was shot in the stomach and her ex-boyfriend, Gustavo Luiz Sodré Machado, 36, was shot in the neck. Read more »


Brazilian cameraman caught in the crossfire while covering police operation outside Rio de Janeiro

Cameraman for TV Bandeirantes Gelson Domingos died in a firefight between police and drug traffickers on Nov. 6 in the Antares favela in Santa Cruz, west of Rio de Janeiro, reported G1. Domingos was covering the police operation in the community when he was shot with a rifle. Read more »


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