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Topic “killing of journalist”

UN names journalism one of the most dangerous professions in the world

With more than 500 killings during the last 10 years, journalism is one of the most dangerous professions in the world, according to an alert from the United Nations.

"Mapping out a UN plan of action on the safety of journalists and to put an end to impunity for perpetrators of violations against them is essential,” said the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. Read more »

Robbery motivated killing of two Mexico City journalists

Police detained two suspects for the killing of two reporters in Mexico City, reported the newspaper El Universal. The reporters, Marcela Yarce and Rocío González Trápaga, were killed in an abandoned property on the evening of Sept. 1, on their way to exchange one million Mexican pesos (more than U.S. $72,000) into U.S. dollars, reported the EFE news agency. Read more »

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 »