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Topic “violence 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 »


Radio station owner in northeastern Brazil is shot and told to ‘not talk nonsense on the radio’

A journalist in Ceará in northeastern Brazil was shot in the leg and told to stop talking nonsense on the radio. Read more »


Abraji’s Tim Lopes Program investigates second murder of a journalist in Brazil and asks, ‘Who killed Jairo de Sousa?’

Last Friday, Sept. 21, marked three months since radio journalist Jairo de Sousa was killed in Bragança, Pará, in northern Brazil, yet no suspects have been identified. Read more »


Radio journalist killed in Bahia is fourth Brazilian journalist killed in 2018

Brazilian radio journalist Marlon de Carvalho Araújo, 37, was murdered on Aug. 16 inside his home in Riachão de Jacuípe, Bahia, in the northeastern region of Brazil. Read more »


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 »


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