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Fourth radio journalist killed in Brazil this year; a total of 5 journalists have been killed in the country in 2015

Early in the morning on Nov. 10, an unidentified man shot community radio journalist Israel Gonçalves Silva inside a store in Lagoa de Itaenga in Pernambuco state. The journalist had just dropped his children at school. Reports say the man fled via motorcycle without taking anything. Read more »


Three Latin American countries among deadliest for journalists in 2014

Paraguay, Brazil and Mexico placed in the top 20 deadliest countries for journalists in 2014, according to a special year-end report by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

The database numbers provided by CPJ tally the deaths of journalists in which the motive for the killing was directly work-related.   Read more »


Press advocates call for thorough investigation into killing of young Peruvian journalist


By Christina Noriega and Hector Perez

Despite the comments of a senior Peruvian police official who said the killing of 22-year-old Lima reporter Fernando Raymondi was not motivated by his coverage of organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption, local journalists and international press freedom advocates continue to call for a thorough investigation of the shooting. Read more »


Peruvian general is under investigation for death of journalist during internal war in 1988

The criminal investigation of Peru’s Minister of the Interior for the death of a journalist in 1988 serves as a reminder that the Andean nation still lives and deals with the effects of an internal war that ravaged the country in the late twentieth century.

Whether retired General Daniel Urresti, who President Ollanta Humala named Minister of the Interior in June of this year, will face trial for the 1988 murder of journalist Hugo Bustíos hinges on the decision of the chief prosecutor in Lima.  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 »


IAPA calls for justice on 16th anniversary of Colombian journalist’s murder


The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) renewed its call for justice on the 16th anniversary of the murder of Colombian journalist Nelson Carvajal. IAPA once again insisted that authorities investigate and prosecute the crime, a request the organization has made since the case was opened in 2001. Read more »


On 10th anniversary of Peruvian journalist‘s killing, IAPA calls Supreme Court to solve case

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) asked Peru’s Supreme Court to clear up the murder of radio journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández and to bring those who ordered the crime to justice. 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 »


Honduran media employee killed after having requested police protection for years

Carlos Mejía Orellana, an employee with Honduran radio station Radio Progreso, was stabbed and killed in the municipality of El Progreso on April 11, Reporters Without Borders informed. Read more »


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