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Topic “Mexico”

More than 100 Mexican journalists participate in online training on safety strategies

In the last few months, more than 100 Mexican reporters and editors used the e-learning platform of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas to learn strategies for facing high-risk situations in their day-to-day coverage, due to the widespread violence in their country. Read more »

Three Mexican photojournalists found dismembered in Veracruz had been threatened since 2011

After authorities identified the bodies of two tortured and killed Mexican photojournalists, the Attorney General of the Mexican state of Veracruz confirmed that the other two dismembered bodies found on Thursday, May 3, also belonged to employees of the local press, reported the Program of Freedom of Expression of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics. Drug cartels are considered suspects in the killings, which highlight the dangers of reporting in parts of Mexico, the Houston Chronicle and the Globe and Main reported. Read more »

Protesters demand justice in killing of Mexican crime reporter

The killing of a Mexican crime reporter in the eastern state of Veracruz sparked outrage and protests as the public demanded a thorough investigation and punishment for those responsible. Journalist Regina Martínez, correspondent for the Mexican newsmagazine Proceso, was found dead in her home on Saturday, April 28, reported the BBC News. Read more »

Mexican cartel threatens to burn down newspaper, radio station

Alleged leaders of the cartel Zetas threatened a local newspaper and radio station in the small city of Izúcar de Matamoros, in southeast Mexico, reported the news site Read more »

Mexican immigration authorities raid newspaper searching for undocumented immigrants

Mexican immigration authorities raided the offices of a newspaper in the state of Chiapas, bordering Guatemala, searching for undocumented immigrants on Wednesday, April 25, reported the news agency Proceso. Read more »

Mexican senators approve legislation to protect threatened journalists

On Tuesday, April 24, Mexican senators approved a law requiring the Mexican federal government to offer protection to threatened journalists by providing urgent measures such as bodyguards, armored cars, bulletproof vests, locks, wireless equipment, satellite phones, camera installation, evacuation and even temporary relocation, reported the newspaper Vanguardia. Read more »

Crimes against journalists and arbitrary, intolerant governments hamper Latin American press, says IAPA

On Monday April 23, as its mid-year meeting came to a close, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) concluded that the main difficulties confronting the press in the Americas are “crimes against journalists, and arbitrary and intolerant governments.” Read more »