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Topic “violence against journalists”

Ecuadorian journalist who photographed robbery shot to death

On Sunday, July 1, an Ecuadorian journalist was shot nine times and killed by two men on a motorcycle close to his house in the town of El Triunfo, about 38 miles from the coastal city of Guayaquil, reported the Ecuadorian NGO Fundamedios. Read more »


Brazil's Attorney General calls for more rigorous investigations of crimes against journalists

Brazil's National Council of the Attorney General's office approved on June 26 a proposal with recommendations for investigations of crimes against journalists to be thorough, fast, and high-priority, reported the newspaper Estado de S. Paulo. Read more »


Attacks against the Mexican press increase as presidential election approaches


Journalistic organizations in Mexico say that journalists are working in an especially hostile environment as the Sunday, July 1 presidential, congressional, and mayoral elections approach. Read more »


U.S. State Department investigating disappearance of Texas freelance journalist in Mexico


The U.S. Department of State announced that it has started an investigation into the disappearance of a Mexican American journalist who has reportedly gone missing in Mexico, reported the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Read more »


Mexican journalist in critical condition after being stabbed


Just one week from presidential elections in Mexico, a Mexican journalist was stabbed on Sunday, June 24, before entering his house in the city of Oaxaca, in the southeastern part of the country, reported the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish). Read more »


Mexican president signs law to protect journalists


Mexican President Felipe Calderón signed a new law to protect journalists on Friday, June 22, reported the Organización Editorial Mexicana.

“We cannot allow for people to silence those who work for a more just and informed society,” said the Mexican president from the presidential house Los Pinos, reported the news agency Notimex. Read more »


Mexican authorities say killing of Proceso reporter was a crime of passion


Nearly two months after the killing of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez, authorities of the state of Veracruz leaked information to the local press indicating that the killing was a crime of passion and not related to her journalistic work, reported the newspaper Imagen del Golfo. Read more »



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