Topic “violence against journalists”
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 »
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 journalist Gleydson Carvalho died Thursday after two men fatally shot him at his radio studio while he was on air.
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 »
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 »