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Tag Results for "Violence Against Journalists"

Amnesty International Applauds Release of 2 Mexican Journalists

Amnesty International praised the release on bail of Mexican journalists Gustavo Ruiz Lizarraga and Pavel Alejandro Primo, who were arrested while covering teachers' protests in this capital against President Enrique Peña Nieto's education overhaul. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala, Third This Year

A veteran broadcast journalist was fatally shot Tuesday in the eastern province of Zacapa, Guatemalan authorities said. continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Southern Mexico

Mexican journalist Alberto Lopez Bello, who covered the police beat for the largest newspaper in the southern state of Oaxaca, was found dead on Wednesday, authorities said. continue reading »

Journalist Gunned Down in Colombia

Colombian journalist Alberto Lazaro Del Valle died after being shot in the southwestern city of Cali, officials said. Authorities said the motive for Friday night's homicide would have nothing to do with his profession as a radio announcer and disc jockey, according to the latest investigations into the killing of the director of Cali's Radio Planeta. continue reading »

Sons of Journalists Murdered in Northern Mexico

The sons of two journalists were murdered by gunmen early Sunday in Chihuahua city, the capital of the like-named northern Mexican state, officials said. continue reading »

Journalists Remain Targets of Violence in Mexico

Aggression against the news media in Mexico rose 20 percent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period in 2012, the watchdog group Article 19 said Friday. continue reading »

Radio, Television Announcer Missing in Northern Mexico

A radio and television announcer in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila is missing, state officials said. Jose Gerardo Padilla Blanquet disappeared Tuesday in Saltillo, the capital of Coahuila, state security spokesman Jesus Carranza told Efe. continue reading »

State Department Launches Journalism Security Hub in Central America

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Jane Zimmerman traveled to San Salvador on April 29 to participate in the launch of a regional Journalism Security Hub, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day (May 3). continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Urges Mexico to Investigate Plot Against Reporter

Reporters Without Borders on Thursday asked Mexico to respond to allegations that officials in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz hatched a plot to harm a journalist. continue reading »

Highly Regarded Journalist Murdered in Ecuador

Ecuadorian broadcast journalist Fausto Valdiviezo was fatally shot in his car, authorities said Friday. "We are dismayed by the murder of Fausto Valdiviezo. An embrace of solidarity for his family and the commitment that the murder will not go unpunished," the country's president, Rafael Correa, said on Twitter. continue reading »

Mexican Journalist’s Killer Gets 38 Years in Prison

The man convicted of killing Mexican journalist Regina Martinez has been sentenced to 38 years and two months in prison by a judge in the Gulf state of Veracruz. continue reading »

Mexican Government May Offer Armored Cars to Threatened Journalists

The government of the southwestern Mexican state of Michoacan may provide some journalists with armored vehicles, bulletproof vests and protection for their families under a bill still in the preparation stage. continue reading »

Crime Journalist Gunned Down in Guatemala

A journalist with Nuestro Diario newspaper was fatally shot in the eastern Guatemalan province of Jutiapa, the publication said Thursday. Jaime Napoleon Jarquin Duarte, 63, was a former schoolteacher who joined the paper three years ago, Nuestro Diario said. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder Of Journalist In Brazil

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Mafaldo Bezerra Goes, host of a radio program on the station FM Rio Jaguaribe, which occurred on February 22 in the city of Jaguaribe, state of Ceará, in Brazil. continue reading »

Mexican Newspaper Headquarters Attacked for Third Day in a Row

Unidentified individuals opened fire on the offices of the El Siglo newspaper in Torreon, a city in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, for the third day in a row, slightly wounding two people, the daily reported on its Web site Thursday. continue reading »

International Press Delegation Urges Mexico to Protect Journalists

An international press delegation visiting Mexico has called for more protection for journalists in light of their inability to defend themselves against abuses in the country. continue reading »

3 Colombian Cops Suspended After Journalist Dies from Police Beating

Three Colombian police officers were suspended Friday in connection with the death of journalist who said he was beaten in custody. continue reading »

IACHR Condemns Murder of Mexican Journalist

The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) condemns the murder of journalist Adrián Silva Moreno, which took place on November 14 in Tehuacán, Puebla, and urges federal and local Mexican authorities to take urgent action and activate all legal instruments available for identifying and punishing both the perpetrators of and the masterminds behind this crime. continue reading »

Investigative Journalist and His Bodyguard Killed in Mexico

A journalist was killed while on assignment in the central Mexican state of Puebla, the newspaper that employed him said Thursday. continue reading »

Reporters Without Borders Hopes New Mexican Administration Will Guarantee Safety for Journalists

Reporters Without Borders, or RSF, called upon Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto to make concrete "commitments" to guarantee the safety of journalists in his country on the European tour he will wrap up later this week in Paris. continue reading »