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Mexican journalist Jorge Molontzín missing in Sonora since March 10

Mexico City, March 22, 2021 – Mexican authorities must thoroughly investigate the disappearance of journalist Jorge Molontzín Centlal, determine if his disappearance is related to his work, and do everything in their power to return him to safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Molontzín, a reporter with the magazine Confidencial, went missing on…

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Mexican mayor attempts to drive journalist Albert Amaro off road

Mexico City, March 8, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately investigate threats made to journalist Alberto Amaro Jordán and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On March 2, at about 6:15 p.m., a sport utility vehicle attempted to force Amaro off the road while he was driving with his son in…

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Mexican journalist Edgar Leyva in hiding after shooting attempt

Mexico City, February 17, 2021 – Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the attack on reporter Edgar Leyva Mendoza, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On February 3, in Ocotlán, in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, two…

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Former Mexican governor arrested for role in abuse of journalist Lydia Cacho

Mexico City, February 4, 2020 – Mexican authorities should thoroughly investigate Mario Marín for his alleged connection to the physical abuse in custody of journalist Lydia Cacho, and ensure that all the perpetrators of that crime are held to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Yesterday, federal authorities announced that they had arrested…

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Murders of journalists more than double worldwide

Retaliatory killings of journalists worldwide rose significantly in 2020 from the previous year, but deaths covering war dropped sharply. A CPJ special report by Jennifer Dunham December 22, 2020 NEW YORK The number of journalists murdered in retaliation for their work more than doubled in 2020, as criminal gangs and militant groups targeted reporters working…

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In Iguala, Mexico, murder and threats by organized crime shut down the news

Just before 1:00 a.m. on August 2, Pablo Morrugares, a journalist and restaurateur, opened the Facebook page for his news site and began a live broadcast from the café he owned in Iguala, in Mexico’s southwestern Guerrero state. A well-known local reporter, Morrugares covered crime and gangs, a beat so dangerous that Mexican authorities had…

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CPJ welcomes arrest in case of slain Mexican journalist Miroslava Breach

Mexico City, December 18, 2020 – Mexican authorities yesterday arrested a second suspect in the 2017 killing of La Jornada reporter Miroslava Breach Velducea, according to La Jornada and a statement by the Special Federal Prosecutor for Attention to Crimes Committed Against Freedom of Expression. The prosecutor’s statement named the suspect as Hugo Amed S.,…

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Mexican journalist Jaime Castaño shot dead after photographing crime scene

Mexico City, December 15, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a swift, credible, and transparent investigation into the killing of photojournalist Jaime Castaño, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 10 a.m. on December 9, unidentified gunmen shot and killed Castaño, founder of the news website Prensa Libre MX, while he was…

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Mexican journalists shot, beaten as police disperse protest in Cancún

In the evening of November 9, 2020, at least two reporters received gunshot wounds and at least two others were beaten, as state police dispersed a protest the reporters were covering in the city of Cancún, in Quintana Roo state in southern Mexico. The police used live ammunition to shoot in the air, according to…

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‘The Cartel Project’ investigates crimes against reporters in Mexico

Forbidden Stories—a network of journalists whose mission is to continue the work of reporters who are threatened, censored, or killed—yesterday published a new investigation into the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez. The report, part of five-part series about the killings of reporters in Mexico, lays bare serious flaws in the investigation in a context…

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