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Haitian journalist who received death threats survives shooting

Luckson Saint-Vil, a journalist for the site Loop Haiti, was on his way home in southern Haiti when his vehicle was shot multiple times. He survived.

“I got out of my vehicle to check if everything was fine because I heard an unusual noise. That’s when I heard some blasts. Fortunately, I had the reflex to lie on the ground. Moments later, I got up and saw no less than seven bullet holes on the vehicle,” the journalist told Le Nouvelliste. Read more »


Team behind Netflix series ‘Tijuana’ aims to create global awareness of dangers faced by independent journalists in Mexico

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists with at least ten professionals killed this year alone. For many journalists in the country, especially those outside of Mexico City, physical and psychological dangers are a constant for the job.

“Tijuana,” a recent television series from Netflix and Univision, plunges into that reality to show an international audience what it means to practice independent journalism in Mexico. Read more »


Threatened journalist killed in Veracruz, Mexico is the third reporter killed in country this week

*This story is developing and will be updated.

In a deadly week for the Mexican press, a third journalist has been killed in the country. Read more »


Journalist who received threats is second press professional killed in Mexico this week

A journalist and municipal employee was killed on the morning of Aug. 2 on a beach in the state of Guerrero.

Armed men shot Edgar Alberto Nava López, administrator of the Facebook news page La Verdad de Zihuatanejo, while he was on the beach with a group of children during a tourist activity, according to newspaper El Universal. Read more »


After attack on its offices, newspaper in Mexico stops print edition and refrains from covering police beat online

A newspaper in the northern state of Chihuahua in Mexico has temporarily stopped its print edition after an attack on its facilities.

El Monitor de Parral made the announcement via an editorial published on July 31 after it said its facilities and personnel “were victim of an aggression” at dawn earlier that day.

“We temporarily suspend our print edition in hopes of finding better conditions for journalistic work,” wrote the newspaper, located in Hidalgo de Parral. Read more »


Body of Mexican journalist is found in trunk in state of Morelos the day after he disappeared

*This story is developing and will be updated.

The body of Mexican journalist Rogelio Barragán was found in the trunk of a car in the state of Morelos late during the night of July 30. Read more »


Journalist who received threats survives shooting in Haiti’s capital

The car of Haitian journalist Kendi Zidor, reporter and columnist for newspaper Le National, was shot several times in Port-au-Prince, according to local media. Read more »


Second journalist killed in Maricá in the state of Rio de Janeiro in less than one month

The director of a news site in Maricá, in the Metropolitan Region of Rio de Janeiro, was killed on June 18. Romário da Silva Barros, 31, was inside his car when he was shot three times, according to G1. Read more »


Mexican journalist rescued after being abducted in the state of Veracruz

A Mexican journalist from Veracruz was rescued by members of the Secretariat of Public Security after being abducted on June 12.

Marco Miranda Cogco reported via Noticias A Tiempo, the Facebook news page which he founded, that he was making statements to the public prosecutor. He expressed thanks to God, his family, friends, fellow journalists and other supporters. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Haiti amid protests against the country's president

Journalist Pétion Rospide, a presenter for Radio sans fin, was shot while driving home from work on the night of June 10 in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. Read more »


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