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Journalists attacked in Mexico since 1992

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Gunmen attack daughter of murdered Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral in Veracruz

May 26, 2020 5:51 PM ET

Mexico City, May 26, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately investigate an attack by gunmen on journalist Fernanda de Luna Ferral, bring those responsible to justice, and re-evaluate protective measures provided to her by the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican newspaper owner Jorge Armenta shot and killed in Sonora

May 19, 2020 4:21 PM ET

Mexico City, May 19, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Jorge Miguel Armenta Ávalos and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican newspaper Reforma receives bomb threat over López Obrador coverage

May 18, 2020 1:40 PM ET

Mexico City, May 18, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should immediately and transparently investigate a bomb threat against the Reforma newspaper and provide protective measures to guarantee the safety of its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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On third anniversary of his murder, Javier Valdez’s wife calls for justice in open letter

May 15, 2020 1:05 PM ET

Today, on the third anniversary of the murder of her husband, Mexican reporter Javier Valdez Cárdenas, journalist Griselda Triana wrote an open letter calling for justice and describing the ordeal of her family in the wake of his killing. The letter was published in several Mexican news outlets and...

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Mexican government threatens outlets over COVID-19 coverage

May 5, 2020 12:50 PM ET

On two occasions in April 2020, the Mexican federal Interior Secretariat issued warnings to news outlets over their coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and threatened to file administrative sanctions against them....

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In Mexico, reporters covering COVID-19 face equipment shortages and government obstruction

April 20, 2020 3:50 PM ET

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck Mexico, the country was already one of the most dangerous in the world for journalists, according to CPJ research....

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Mexican militia group threatens Proceso reporter Ezequiel Flores

April 16, 2020 2:20 PM ET

Mexico City, April 16, 2020 -- Mexican authorities must ensure the safety of reporter Ezequiel Flores and investigate the threats made against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican reporter Maria Elena Ferral shot and killed in Veracruz

April 3, 2020 12:43 PM ET

Mexico City, April 3, 2020 -- Mexican authorities should conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Maria Elena Ferral, determine whether the attack was related to her work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes conviction in murder of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez

February 28, 2020 11:39 AM ET

Culiacán, February 28, 2020 – The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the conviction of one of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, and urged authorities to bring all the perpetrators, including the mastermind, to justice....

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Threats draw near, damaging Mexico City’s reputation as safe haven for reporters

February 24, 2020 12:13 PM ET

Emir Olivares was almost too stunned to speak when, on December 6, he found two men in the bedroom of his apartment in Mexico City....

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