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Topic “threats against journalists”

Journalist's tweet draws threat in run-up to Venezuela's presidential election

Venezuela journalist Leonardo León tweeted on Sept. 30, that he had received threats on his Twitter feed from a government supporter known as "imperatus josue," reported the press freedom group Public Space. Read more »


Spokeswoman for peasant group in Honduras receives death threats


The Committee of Relatives of the Detained and Disappeared in Honduras reported that a Honduran journalist and spokeswoman for a peasant organization received death threats, according to the Mexican news agency Notimex. Read more »


Unknown men burst into newsroom in Ecuador and threaten journalist

A journalist from Ecuador was threatened by two men who burst into his newsroom on Sept. 23, reported the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios. Reporter Alejandro Escudero works for the weekly Independiente in the city of Nueva Loja, a northeastern province in Sucumbíos, the organization said. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeks asylum in France after threats and the killing of nine other journalists


Following threats against his life, another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has decided to seek asylum abroad, reported the Foundation for Freedom of Expression. Andrés Timoteo Morales, reporter for the La Jornada newspaper and columnist for the newspaper Notiver in the city of Veracruz, is currently soliciting asylum in France, according to the newspaper Tabasco Hoy. Read more »


At least 15 reporters have fled Mexico because of threats, another 20 seek refuge in the capital


At least 15 journalists have fled Mexico seeking asylum abroad, according to an interview with Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) Mexico representative Balbina Flores on Radio Fórmula. Read more »


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