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Topic “threats against journalists”

Aggression against Brazilian journalists intensifies in the final stretch ahead of general elections

On Oct. 7, the Brazilian electorate goes to the polls for general elections marked by the intense dissemination of rumors and fraudulent news on social networks, also fomented by the public’s distrust of the press. In this charged political and media environment, journalists have been consistently targeted for doing their investigative and reporting work. Read more »


Study shows Venezuelan journalists work amid threats and economic precariousness

Venezuelan journalists work in an environment often characterized by threats, economic precariousness, limited resources and few job opportunities. Read more »


Concern in Colombia around new threats to journalists and political and social leaders

Colombia’s Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP for its acronym in Spanish) rejected threats against journalists Jineth Bedoya Lima and Salud Hernández Mora, as well as political and social leaders, allegedly proffered by a block of the illegal armed group Águilas Negras. The organization also demanded that authorities guarantee protection so that the journalists can continue with their work. Read more »


Ecuadoran journalist receives explosive device days before presidential election

Just days before Ecuador elects a new president, journalist Janet Hinostroza received an explosive device at her workplace.

Hinostroza, the host of ‘Los Desayunos de 24 Horas’ (24-Hour Breakfasts) and Noticiero 24 Horas (24-Hour Newscast), received an envelope at Teleamazonas headquarters on the morning of Feb. 16. Read more »


Drug cartel orders attack against Mexican weekly Zeta, according to local authorities

Authorities informed Mexican weekly Zeta that a criminal group has ordered an attack on the publication after it published photos of alleged organized crime members on the cover of its Nov. 25 issue, according to Zeta.

Zeta reported on Nov. 28 that the Baja California Security Coordination Group informed them of the threat from the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Journalists and social leaders receive death threats in southwestern Colombia

Once more, Colombian authorities are investigating threats against journalists and social leaders distributed via pamphlets and signed with the name of a criminal group.

On March 28, an email with a pamphlet attached was sent to 25 addresses, including those of many journalists from local and national media outlets in the state of Cauca in southwest Colombia. It was signed by “Águilas Negras.” Read more »


Investigative journalist denounces worsening security situation for journalists in Mexico

“The Mexican government doesn’t care about the journalists,” investigative journalist Anabel Hernández recently told the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas.

That is her conclusion when she looks at the seven murders of journalists in Mexico this year alone, the reigning impunity in cases of violence against journalists and the lack of protection for threatened journalists.

And she only sees the situation getting worse, for journalists and for society as a whole. Read more »


Mexican journalist takes his life after being threatened and beaten


On Wednesday, March 26, four weeks after being kidnapped, beaten and threatened as a result of content published in a magazine he directed, Mexican journalist Gilberto Moreno Fontes took his own life in his home in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, according to news agency Proceso. Read more »


Three radio journalists receive death threats in Colombia

Three radio journalists in Guaviare, Colombia recently received death threats in response to their reporting on an upcoming vote that may remove the local governor from office. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Erika Londoño, Gustavo Chicangana and Jorge Ramírez received the threats via multiple text messages sent to Londoño's phone.  Read more »


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