Mexico

2001

Letters   |   Mexico

CPJ expresses concern about investigation of Philip True murder

Dear Mr. Ramírez Acuña: The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) is deeply concerned about the investigation into the 1998 murder of American journalist Philip True and the prosecution of the two suspects accused of this crime. On August 3, Colotlán municipal judge José Luis Reyes Contreras acquitted Juan Chivarra de la Cruz and his brother-in-law Miguel Hernández de la Cruz, who had been accused of murdering True. The Jalisco State attorney general's office appealed the acquittals in a September 25 hearing before a panel of three judges from the State Supreme Court of Justice. A ruling on the appeal is expected soon.

October 18, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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IN MEXICO, TWO SUSPECTS ACQUITTED IN MURDER OF U.S. REPORTER

New York, August 9, 2001—On August 3, a Mexican judge acquitted the two men accused in the 1998 murder of American journalist Philip True.

Juan Chivarra de la Cruz and his brother-in-law Miguel Hernández de la Cruz were charged with True's murder in December 1998. Municipal Judge José Luis Reyes Contreras ordered their release despite a preponderance of evidence implicating the two men.

August 9, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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Former mayor files criminal defamation charges against journalists

Your Excellency, The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a nonpartisan organization dedicated to the defense of press freedom around the world, is writing to protest criminal defamation charges filed against Carolina Pavón, a reporter with the Mexico City daily REFORMA, and Alejandro Junco de la Vega, president and publisher of the paper.

May 22, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Letters   |   Mexico

México: Ex alcaldesa interpone demanda a por difamación criminal en contra de periodistas

Su Excelencia: El Comité para la Protección de los Periodistas (CPJ), una organización no partidista dedicada a la defensa de la libertad de prensa en todo el mundo, le escribe para protestar por los cargos penales por difamación presentados contra Carolina Pavón, una reportera del diario de Ciudad de México REFORMA, y Alejandro Junco de la Vega, presidente y propietario del diario.

May 22, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Alerts   |   Mexico

JOURNALIST MURDERED

New York, March 27, 2001 --- CPJ is deeply concerned about the recent murder of Saúl Antonio Martínez Gutiérrez, deputy editor of the daily El Imparcial, based in Matamoros, Tamaulipas State.

CPJ is investigating the murder to determine whether Martínez Gutiérrez was killed because of his professional work.

At around 4:30 p.m. on March 24, according to local press reports, Martínez Gutiérrez's body was found in the back seat of his Ford Explorer in the municipality of Río Bravo, near the Tamaulipas-Texas border. The journalist had been shot four times in the head, execution-style, with a 9mm-caliber gun. Bruises on his body suggested that he had been tortured.
March 27, 2001 12:00 PM ET

Attacks on the Press   |   Mexico

Attacks on the Press 2000: Mexico

IN A WATERSHED YEAR FOR MEXICAN DEMOCRACY, the dissolution of ties between much of the media and the long-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) helped foster a more professional and competitive press in 2000.

The election of National Action Party (PAN) candidate Vicente Fox to the presidency on July 2 ended the PRI's 71-year hold on power, a period during which most media unabashedly supported the regime. In an encouraging sign, the new government quickly pledged that it would promote transparency of information and respect freedom of expression and of the press. In addition, the Fox administration promised that the Center for Information and National Security, the government intelligence agency, would no longer spy on journalists. (Under the PRI, the government routinely spied on journalists while reacting with hostility to the notion that its activities should be public.)

Alerts   |   Mexico

CPJ urges inquiry into murder of journalist

New York, March 12, 2001---In a recent letter to Arturo González Rascón, Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua, CPJ expressed its concern about the murder of José Luis Ortega Mata, the editor of the weekly Semanario de Ojinaga, based in Ojinaga, Chihuahua State.

Ortega Mata, 37, was shot twice in the head at close range with a .22 caliber firearm on the evening of February 19, according to local press reports. The journalist's minivan was found with its engine running and the lights on. His wallet and cameras were not taken, making robbery an unlikely motive.
March 12, 2001 12:00 PM ET

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