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Topic “violence against journalists”

End to impunity: in landmark case, Colombia captured the mastermind of the murder of journalist Orlando Sierra

Colombian authorities reported the arrest of former legislator and politician Ferney Tapasco for whom it had issued an arrest warrant after he was sentenced for being the mastermind of the murder of journalist Orlando Sierra. The capture by the prosecution and the police took place in the early hours of Nov. Read more »


Press advocacy organizations create tool to report threats to journalists in Brazil

In the context of high levels of violence against journalists in Brazil, which already account for four murders this year, freedom of the press defenders came together around a project that seeks to curb impunity in these crimes. Read more »


Photographers gather in Mexico City to support family of murdered colleague

Photographers from around the world donated their work to support the family of photojournalist and colleague Rubén Espinosa who was killed almost three months ago in Mexico City.

FotorreporterosMX, a collective among which Espinosa had colleagues, organized the auction that took place on Oct. 17 at Mexico City’s Museum of Memory and Tolerance. It raised over 200,000 Mexican pesos (about USD $12,000) for Espinosa’s family. Read more »


Man accused of killing young Colombian journalist sent to jail

A judge ordered to jail a man accused of killing young Colombian journalist Flor Alba Núñez, reported newspaper El Colombiano. Read more »


Young journalist killed when entering radio station in Colombia

An unknown assailant fatally shot 25-year-old journalist Flor Alba Núñez Vargas in southwest Colombia on September 10. Read more »


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 »



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