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Topic “violence against journalists”

Man sentenced to almost 30 years for 2013 murders of two Brazilian journalists

Brazilian courts have sentenced a man to almost 30 years in prison for the 2013 murders of two journalists in Minas Gerais, but press advocates urge authorities to look for the masterminds behind the crimes. Read more »

"We journalists cannot find the reason why they're killing us," says Veracruz reporter living in asylum

When Miguel Ángel López Solana received the news on August 1 that fellow journalist Rubén Espinosa had been murdered in Mexico City, the entire nightmare that had forced him to escape from Veracruz four years earlier came back to him. Read more »

Despite threats, journalist murdered in Mexico City did not receive protection. What is happening with the protection mechanism?

This is the first of a series of posts about special protection mechanisms for journalists created by governments in Latin America. Read more »

Brazilian radio host shot while on air is the fourth journalist killed in the country this year

Brazilian journalist Gleydson Carvalho died Thursday after two men fatally shot him at his radio studio while he was on air.

Carvalho worked at Radio Liberdade FM in the city of Camocim, Ceará. A coworker told G1 that he was threatened because of political denunciations he had made. Read more »

Violence against Mexican journalists now concentrated in the southern states, with Veracruz in the spotlight

In the last decade, Mexico has become one of the most dangerous countries of the world for journalists, largely due to the so-called War on Drugs in the northern region that borders the United States.

Press freedom advocacy organizations, however, noticed a change in the geography of attacks against journalists, which have become more common in southern states. Another change is that the suspects in the attacks are not members of drug cartels, but public officials and police officers. Read more »

Artigo 19's documentary on late journalist Rodrigo Neto looks at impunity in Brazil

By Jessica Diaz-Hurtado


Rodrigo Neto, a journalist and radio host from Ipatinga, Minas Gerais, denounced injustices and held police accountable.

“To speak of Rodrigo Neto is to speak of truth,” said fellow journalist Gizelle Ferreira Barbosa. Read more »

Reported harassment of Nicaraguan journalists highlights dangers of reporting during protests

By Mariana Muñ​oz and Teresa Mioli


A year after Nicaraguan journalists called on authorities for protection during anti-government protests, several were reportedly threatened during demonstrations in Managua last week. Read more »

More journalists killed in Honduras; RSF calls it "the country of impunity"

Impunity in the murders of journalists has always been a problem in most Latin American countries.

The first steps, finding those responsible and determining motives, is especially challenging in Honduras, a country with the highest murder rate in the world where, according to Paris-based organization Reporters Without Borders (RSF by its initials in French), “impunity is the rule.”

In the past two weeks, several journalists from the Central American country have been killed and there are no clear explanations as to who killed them or why. Read more »

Three Mexican journalists killed in one week

Three Mexican journalists in the states of Oaxaca, Veracruz and Guanajuato have been killed in the span of a week.

“We are appalled by all these murders of journalists in Mexico…Three deaths in a week – when will the violence stop?” said Lucie Morillon, program director of Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Read more »

For the first time, Colombian Justice condemns the entire “criminal network” in a journalist murder case

Former Colombian legislator and politician Ferney Tapasco has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for being the mastermind of the 2002 murder of La Patria deputy editor Orlando Sierra who was killed because of his work. Read more »