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Topic “violence against journalists”

Newseum adds 70 names of journalists killed in 2011 to Journalists Memorial in Washington, D.C.

On Monday, May 14, the Newseum held a special re-dedication ceremony for its Journalists Memorial, adding the names of the 70 journalists who died on the job in 2011 and two who died in previous years, reported MediaBistro. Read more »

Mexican border newspaper targeted during shooting attack

Another Mexican news outlet was the target of an attack on Monday, May 7. This time the shooting was against the newspaper Hora Cero in the city of Reynosa, on the Texas border, according to the newspaper Vanguardia. Read more »

In less than five months, 49 attacks against journalists reported in Peru

A new report from the Office of Journalist Human Rights of the National Journalists Association of Peru (ANP in Spanish) shows 49 attacks against journalists recorded in Peru during the first months of 2012. Most assaults were done by public officials (17), followed by civilians (16), non-identified attackers (11), news outlet owners/managers (4), and police/military (1). Read more »

Insurance companies deny coverage for journalists working in northern Mexico

Journalists from the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, the second-most dangerous city in the world, met with Senate candidate Javier Corral to demand a law that would offer employment protection and social assistance to journalists, and prohibit discriminatory practices, reported the newspaper El Mexicano. Read more »

Debate on drug legalization hits mainstream press in newspapers throughout the Americas

With Mexico and Central America suffering record levels of violence -- mostly due to escalated drug trafficking -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina intends to raise the controversial issue of drug legalization at the Sixth Summit of the Americas, to be held in Cartagena, Colombia, April 14-15. As an analysis by three former presidents from Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico noted, 40 years of concentrated drug-fighting efforts have done nothing to reduce ever-increasing drug production and use, making it time for the region to take a new approach, according to an article published in news outlets throughout the region, including The Huffington Post. Read more »

Seven years after Mexican reporter disappeared, family members, journalists ask for investigation to be reopened

After seven years of not knowing the whereabouts of Mexican journalist Alfredo Jiménez Mota, of the newspaper El Imparcial, his family and the editors of the newspaper have asked the Mexican authorities to reopen his case for investigation, reported the Freedom of Expression Program of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics. Read more »

Journalism groups dismayed at Brazil's decision to help block UN plan for journalists' safety

Brazilian journalists and international journalism organizations are dismayed that Brazil, along with Cuba, Venezuela, India and Pakistan, decided to block a U.N. plan that would have promoted journalists' safety and helped curb impunity in crimes against journalists, reported the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Read more »


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