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Topic “violence against journalists”

Colombia remembers journalist Jaime Garzón by demanding justice 19 years after his murder

*This article was updated to include information about a second sentence in the crime.

News of the murder of journalist Jaime Garzón Forero on Aug. 13, 1999, shocked Colombia. At dawn that day, assassins ended Garzón’s life with five shots as he was driving in his car to the station Radionet where he worked. Read more »


National Human Rights Commission in Mexico launches campaign to educate public on violence against journalists

"With violence, there is no freedom of expression." This is the name of the campaign launched by the Mexican National Human Rights Commission (CNDH, for its initials in Spanish) with the purpose of raising awareness about the risks faced by journalists, the importance that their work fulfills in society, the need for them to be protected, and the high rates of impunity in cases of violence against them. Read more »


Authorities investigate motives behind murders of two journalists killed in southwestern Colombia

The regions of Cauca and Valle del Cauca recently saw the loss of two journalists in less than 24 hours early this month. Although neither had previously reported any threats, their deaths occur at a time of increasing violence against the press. Read more »


UN Human Rights Committee recognizes violations of freedom of expression and other rights of Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee issued a decision recognizing the violation of different human rights of journalist Lydia Cacho by the Mexican State after her arbitrary detention in 2005. Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second case as part of campaign against impunity in Brazilian journalists' deaths

People who knew Brazilian Jairo Sousa are still in shock over the radio journalist’s death.

They say he was a combative personality and “denounced suspicious bidding, overbilling in purchases in [city's] departments. He was critical of the current city hall, some city councilors and even businessmen,” Angelina Nunes, coordinator of the Tim Lopes Program for the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji), told the Knight Center. Read more »


IACHR adopts precautionary measures for journalist’s widow and other press workers being targeted in Nicaragua

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) adopted precautionary measures for the widow of a journalist killed in Nicaragua while covering protests and members of a radio station that was set on fire. Read more »


Election day in Mexico keeps organizations busy monitoring attacks on journalists, including intimidation and theft

Mexico held historic elections on July 1 with a landslide victory from Andrés Manuel López Obrador. And in an electoral season of unprecedented violence against politicians and political candidates, the press was also a target. Read more »


Threatened police reporter killed in Quintana Roo, Mexico ahead of general elections

Police reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed at a bar in the state of Quintana Roo just ahead of general elections in Mexico. Read more »


Independent journalists in Nicaragua report physical attacks, death threats and defamation campaigns on social media

As attacks against journalists in Nicaragua grow after months of protest, independent journalists in the country are calling for freedom to carry out their work. They are also expressing hope in the international organizations on the ground that are working to curb violence in the Central American nation. Read more »


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