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Topic “Mexico”

One-fouth of countries on CPJ's 2012 Impunity Index are in Latin America, contributing to "vast self-censorship"

Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil -- three of the 12 countries worldwide with five or more unsolved cases of journalists killed for their work -- again find themselves on the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) annual Impunity Index, released Tuesday, April 17. The Index, first published in 2008, identifies unsolved cases of journalists killed between Jan. 1, 2002, and Dec. 31, 2011. For the fifth year in a row, Iraq tops the Index, with 96 journalists' killings unsolved in the past decade. 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 »


Mexican farmers take three journalists hostage in order to negotiate with local authorities


A group of Mexican farmers held three journalists hostage and threatened to burn them alive in hopes of receiving financial aid from authorities in the state of Campeche, the newspaper Milenio reported. 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 »


Mexican court acquits five journalists sued for moral damages by former judge


The Mexican Supreme Court acquitted five journalists accused of defaming a judge after reporting about construction irregularities at the new headquarters of the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice, reported the magazine Zócalo. Read more »


Mexican magazine fined for publishing electoral advertising


One week after a car bomb exploded in front of the Mexican newspaper Expreso's offices -- and authorities have yet to identify anyone responsible for the attack -- another publication from the same publishing company also has come under attack, this time from the local Electoral Board, which has fined the magazine Conexión Total about $12,500, reported the newspaper Hoy Tamaulipas on Thursday, March 29. Both Expreso and Conexión Total are located in the state of Tamaulipas. The fine was levied against the publication for running advertisements for a federal congressional candidate before the start of the official campaign period established by the Federal Electoral Institute, and for placing billboards in the streets depicting a cover of the magazine with a photo of the candidate. Read more »


Grenade explodes in front of TV station in northern Mexico


A grenade exploded in front of the headquarters of a Mexican television station the night of Sunday, March 25, in the border city of Matamoros, causing material damages but no injuries, reported the newspaper El Universal. Read more »



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