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Topic “killing of journalist”

UNESCO demands justice for killing of Brazilian radio journalist in Amazon

The director-general of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, condemned the killing of Brazilian journalist Valderlei Canuto Leandro, who was shot eight times by unidentified men on Sept. 1 in the city of Tabatinga, in the Amazons, UNESCO reported on Sunday, Oct. 2. Read more »


Decapitation of Mexican editor sparks international condemnation


International organizations and the French government condemned the killing of Mexican journalist María Elizabeth Macías. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, Amnesty International, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights urged Mexican authorities to take immediate action to stop rising violence against journalists in the country. Read more »


Suspects arrested in killing of Peruvian journalist


Police in the northeastern Peruvian city of Chimbote arrested three suspects in connection with the Sept. 7 killing of journalist Pedro Alonso Flores Silva, reported the newspaper Crónica Viva. Read more »


Mexico highlighted in new documentary on censorship from Reporters Without Borders


Reporters Without Borders listed Mexico and four other countries in an interactive Internet documentary titled "In the Heart of Censorship" to raise awareness about violations of freedom of expression. Read more »


Mexico City protest highlights crimes against journalists


Some 250 people marched on Sept. 11 in Mexico City to protest the killing of 80 journalists in Mexico since 2000, reported Radio Fórmula. Read more »


Supporter of ex-president Zelaya is 15th journalist killed in Honduras in last 18 months


A journalist was killed in Honduras the night of Thursday, Sept. 8, in Puerto Cortés, in the northern part of the country, according to the news agency AFP. Read more »


Second journalist killed in Peru in 2011

On Thursday, Sept. 8, Peruvian journalist Pedro Alonso Flores Silva died after being shot two days earlier, reported the Press and Society Institute.

Flores was the director of the news program Visión Agraria on channel 6 in the province of Casma in the region of Ancash, on the northwestern coast of Peru. Read more »



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