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Topic “Mexico”

Minimum wage for Mexican journalists is $13 a day

Press workers in Mexico face poor wages, job insecurity and a high risk work environment. "The profession's standing has diminished because people know it's dangerous to be a journalist and, furthermore, it doesn't pay well," said Ariel Muñoz, president of the University of Morelia, in an interview with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »

Mexican governor files charges against two journalists, media fear 17 more

The state government of Puebla filed a legal complaint against two journalists for "abusing freedom of expression" and the local press reported that the government is considering 17 more similar cases, according the news agency AFP. Read more »

"It's fear, it's panic": mini-documentary follows day-in-the-life of reporter in Veracruz, Mexico

Story Hunter, a global community of video reporters, recently released a four-minute documentary on the threats Mexican reporters face in Veracruz, a state where 11 journalists have been killed in the last 18 months. Read more »

Police attempt to burn photographer's car as he covered student protests in Mexico

Mexican journalists denounced police attacks that interfered with their coverage of student protests in the city of Cherán, Michoacán, reported the organization Article 19. Read more »

Police arrest and rob two reporters in Mexico

Two Mexican journalists accused four police officers in the state of Puebla of abusing their authority after they detained the reporters and robbed them, reported the newspaper Milenio. Read more »

Press group demands protection for journalist threatened by local fisherman in Mexico

The House of Journalists' Rights requested the federal prosecutor protect a Mexican reporter receiving death threats in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, according to a press release from the organization. Read more »

Mexican editor slain in Tijuana, doubts remain regarding motives

Editor and photojournalist Abel López Aguilar was killed on Monday early morning in the Mexican border city of Tijuana, in the state of Baja California Norte, several national and international media outlets informed.

But despite several articles reporting on López Aguilar's alleged kidnapping hours before, state authorities have said the killing was not related to the journalist's work. Read more »


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