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Three Mexican news outlets attacked with explosives in less than 24 hours


In one day, on Tuesday, July 10, three Mexican news outlets were attacked with explosives, reported the freedom of expression organization Article 19. At about 4:30 a.m., the newspaper El Norte reported a grenade attack against its office in the city of Monterrey, in northern Mexico. At 6 a.m., the newspaper El Mañana reported an explosion outside of its offices in the border city of Nuevo Laredo. Later on, at 4 p.m., another one of the El Norte newspaper's offices was attacked with a grenade and heavy weapons, reported the newspaper. None of the three attacks injured anyone and only material damages were reported. Read more »


Mexican newspaper attacked with grenade


A grenade exploded outside of the offices of the newspaper El Norte in the city of Monterrey, in northern Mexico, reported the news agency Notimex on Tuesday, July 10. The newspaper belongs to the Grupo Reforma company, whose headquarters are located in Mexico City. Read more »


Mexican investigative journalist receives courage award


Mexican journalist Ana Lilia Pérez was recognized with the Leipziger Medienpreis 2012 award for being a courageous investigative journalist, reported the newspaper Milenio.

Ana Lilia Pérez is author of the books “Camisas Azules Manos Negras (Blue Shirts Black Hands),” and “El Cártel Negro (The Black Sign),” exemplary journalistic work that reveals organized crime accomplices and schemes in Mexican politics. Read more »


Mexican police illegally arrest journalist who covers human rights abuses


Mexican police arrested journalist Sanjuana Martínez in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo León, according to her colleague, Lydia Cacho, who reported the arrest via Twitter the morning of Thursday, July 5. Read more »


Attacks against the Mexican press increase as presidential election approaches


Journalistic organizations in Mexico say that journalists are working in an especially hostile environment as the Sunday, July 1 presidential, congressional, and mayoral elections approach. Read more »


U.S. State Department investigating disappearance of Texas freelance journalist in Mexico


The U.S. Department of State announced that it has started an investigation into the disappearance of a Mexican American journalist who has reportedly gone missing in Mexico, reported the Fox affiliate in San Antonio. Read more »


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