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Topic “killing of journalist”

Reporter shot to death in northern Mexico

With the Mexican press still reeling from the recent disappearance of one journalist and the appearance in a hidden grave of the body of another journalist, now local media are reporting the June 14 killing of reporter Pablo Ruelas Barraza in Huatabampo, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora. Read more »

Radio journalist stabbed to death in El Salvador

Radio journalist Nelson Hernández was stabbed to death in the wee hours Wednesday, June 8, in Izalco, west of the capital of El Salvador, as he was headed to work at the radio station SKY, reported El Universal. Read more »

Convictions in case of murdered U.S. editor applauded by journalism organizations

Journalism organizations are praising two guilty verdicts handed down June 9 in the murder case of Chauncey Bailey, a reporter and editor for the Oakland Post who was gunned down as he walked to work on Aug. 2, 2007. Read more »

Brazilians pay tribute to journalist Tim Lopes nine years after his killing

Youths from the slum German Complex in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro paid tribute to assassinated journalist Tim Lopes on Thursday, June 2, nine years after the reporter was killed in that same region, according to G1. Read more »

Body of missing Mexican journalist found in hidden grave

The Mexican police found the body of journalist Noel López Olguín in a clandestine grave in Chinameca, Veracruz, The Associated Press and Milenio report. The journalist disappeared March 8, presumably kidnapped by drug traffickers. Read more »

CPJ report: Journalists killed with impunity in Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released its annual Impunity Index, which ranks three Latin American countries among those where killers of journalist regularly escape justice, The Associated Press reports. Read more »

Former Brazilian editor jailed for killing journalist ex-girlfriend in 2000

After avoiding prison for more than a decade due to appeals, Brazil’s top court has said reporter Pimenta Neves must serve his 15-year sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend shortly after their breakup in 2000, The Associated Press reports. Read more »

TV owner gunned down in front of station in Honduras

Barely a week after Honduran journalist Francisco Medina Polanco was killed, Luis Mendoza – the owner of the Canal 24 TV station – was gunned down by masked men on May 19, 2011, The Associated Press reports. Read more »


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