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Mexican journalist found dead with bullet wounds in San Luis Potosí

October 6, 2017 5:29 PM ET

Mexico City, October 6, 2017--Authorities in Mexico must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the murder of photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Local photographer abducted from home in central Mexico

October 5, 2017 5:21 PM ET

New York, October 5, 2017--Armed men dressed as police officers this morning abducted local photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro from his home in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, according to media reports. The state's general prosecutor said in a statement that the prosecutor's office is investigating,...

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On the front lines of reporting in Guerrero, Mexico's most-violent state

September 11, 2017 5:02 PM ET

Several months ago, during a three-day journalism congress in Mexico City, a reporter from the southern Mexican state of Guerrero took out his cell phone and scrolled through a series of pictures. The photos showed teenagers smiling at the camera, carrying automatic rifles, and sporting bulletproof vests....

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Mexican journalist severely injured in Puebla state

August 29, 2017 4:28 PM ET

Unknown assailants on August 15, 2017, attacked reporter Fredy Morales Salas at his home in the Venustiano Carranza district in the Mexican state of Puebla, some 80 miles (130km) from the country's capitol, according to local journalists, officials and news reports....

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Mexican reporter shot and killed in Veracruz state

August 25, 2017 6:02 PM ET

Mexico City, August 25, 2017- Mexican authorities must conduct a swift and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Cándido Ríos Vázquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican journalist threatened in Michoacán state

July 26, 2017 11:12 AM ET

Mexico City, July 26, 2017--Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and credible investigation into death threats sent to José Maldonado and ensure the journalist's safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Journalists receive death threats in Mexican state of Quintana Roo

July 21, 2017 5:34 PM ET

New York, July 21, 2017--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift and credible investigation into threats against two journalists and ensure their safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On July 19, banners containing threatening messages, known as "narcomantas," were left in...

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Memory of Mexico's investigative reporter Javier Valdez will live on through his work

July 17, 2017 5:36 PM ET

Two months have passed since Javier Valdez Cárdenas, the Mexican investigative reporter and recipient of CPJ's International Press Freedom Award, was murdered. The grief over his killing in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state, has left many looking for answers as to why the investigation into his murder appears...

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Mexican journalist says he was attacked, threatened by police

June 29, 2017 6:20 PM ET

Mexico City, June 29, 2017--Mexican authorities should swiftly and credibly investigate the alleged assault of journalist Rubén Pat, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Pat, the co-founder of the online news resource Semanario Playa News, told CPJ that police beat him, detained him overnight, and threatened him for...

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Spyware targeted Mexican journalists and activists

June 20, 2017 6:17 PM ET

Mexico City, June 20, 2017--Attempts to spy on Mexican journalists and human rights activists by infiltrating their mobile devices with spyware threaten press freedom in the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A report released in Mexico City yesterday by the press freedom group Article 19 and...

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