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Topic “Mexico”

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 »

Mexican criminal gang attacks, threatens freelance reporter

Alleged members of a criminal group attacked a freelance reporter in the Mexican state of Mexico on Wednesday, April 18, reported the news site Al Margen. Read more »

Mexican digital newspaper disabled by frequent cyberattacks

The Mexican digital newspaper Noticaribe suffered multiple cyberattacks that disabled its website for weeks, reported the freedom of expression organization Article 19. Read more »

Changes to radio and TV law to benefit indigenous stations in fact would favor Mexican television duopoly, group says

On Thursday, April 12, Mexican federal Congress members approved a series of changes to the current Federal Law of Radio and Television that would allow for indigenous communities to request permits to operate radio stations, according to the organization Cencos and the newspaper La Jornada. Read more »

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 »


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