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Two Mexican policemen convicted for murder of Moisés Sánchez; chief suspects still at large

March 28, 2018 6:16 PM ET

Mexico City, March 28, 2018 - The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the convictions of two police officers in the Mexican state of Veracruz, who stood trial for their involvement in the 2015 murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo. Both men were sentenced to 25 years in jail...

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Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state

March 23, 2018 6:46 PM ET

Chihuahua City, March 23, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Veracruz state must undertake a credible and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Vázquez was shot to death the evening of March 21 by unknown assailants in the restaurant he owned...

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Mexican blogger and satirist killed in Guerrero state

February 8, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Mexico City, February 8, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero must undertake an exhaustive investigation into the murder of Pamika Montenegro, a journalist, satirist and social media commentator, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two unidentified assailants on February 5 shot Montenegro dead in the restaurant...

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Mexico's special prosecutor says FEADLE is improving, but impunity continues

January 29, 2018 1:50 PM ET

For approximately two months, Mexico's office of the Special Prosecutor for Attention for Crimes Against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) led a nomadic existence after its building was damaged in a September 19 earthquake that killed almost 400 people in and around Mexico City. The agency now has a new...

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Mexican journalist killed in Tamaulipas

January 16, 2018 5:28 PM ET

Mexico City, January 16, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on January 13 killed Domínguez Rodríguez while he was driving through the city of Nuevo...

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Mixed first year, but Global Magnitsky Act could be strong tool in fight for justice

January 12, 2018 12:08 PM ET

In December, the U.S. government announced the names of those it will penalize under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights and Accountability Act....

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Mexican journalist attacked by police in Guerrero state

January 12, 2018 11:33 AM ET

Mexico City, January 10, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Guerrero state should thoroughly and credibly investigate alleged police violence against a reporter in the town of La Concepción on January 7, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. According to statements five reporters gave to local media after the alleged violence,...

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Mexican newspaper editor abducted, robbed, and beaten in Guerrero state

January 8, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Unidentified gunman on December 23, 2017, robbed Antonio Julián Chepe, the editorial director of regional newspaper Diario Alternativo, stripped him naked, and threatened to kill him, the journalist told CPJ....

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In absence of fresh military conflict, journalist killings decline again

December 21, 2017 12:00 AM ET

At least 42 journalists were killed in the line of duty in 2017, representing the second consecutive decline from record highs early this decade. Fewer journalists died covering Middle East conflicts and the number of journalists murdered in reprisal for reporting eased, except in Mexico. A CPJ special report...

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Icebox containing two heads found outside broadcaster in Mexico

November 29, 2017 2:23 PM ET

Mexico City, November 29, 201--An icebox containing two unidentified severed heads and a threatening message was discovered yesterday evening outside the offices of the news broadcaster Televisa in Guadalajara, Mexico, according to Reuters report....

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