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Topic “violence against journalists”

Mexican president pledges to work to fight impunity in cases of violence against journalists

Following the call of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to take stricter measures to end impunity in violence against journalists, the president of that country, Enrique Peña Nieto, promised to make the issue one of the priorities of what remains of his administration. Read more »


Commission warns of impunity in 91 percent of violent deaths of media workers in Honduras

From 2001 to the present, 69 media professionals in Honduras have died in violent circumstances, and people have been sentenced in only six of those cases. That is, 91 percent of the deaths remains in impunity, according to a report by the country’s National Commission of Human Rights (CONADEH for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


CPJ demands the Mexican government end a cycle of violence and impunity against the press

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries to practice journalism. This has been repeated in recent years by different organizations that defend freedom of the press both in the country and abroad. Read more »


Crime reporter killed in Baja California Sur is fourth journalist killed in Mexico in the past two months

Maximino Rodríguez Palacios, also known as Max Rodríguez, is the fourth journalist killed in Mexico in less than two months.

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Peruvian journalist who disappeared at the end of February found murdered and dismembered

Peruvian journalist and audiovisual producer José Yactayo, who disappeared on Feb. 25, was killed and dismembered, the Peruvian National Police said on March 2 after confirming the identity of human remains found in a rural area on the outskirts of Lima.


Mexican police reporter who received death threats and survived attack on his life is killed in Guerrero

This story was updated to include new details from the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) concerning protection measures offered to Pineda Birto and the investigation of his murder.

A Mexican police reporter who reported having received threats from organized crime was killed in the state of Guerrero on March 2. Read more »


Press freedom violations increase in Brazil by 65% in 2016, says Abert report

Although the number of murders of Brazilian journalists has dropped to only two cases in 2016, violations against the press have manifested in other ways. The annual report from the Brazilian Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters (Abert) reported that, compared to 2015, last year saw a 65.5 percent increase in cases of violations to freedom of expression. Read more »


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