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Press freedom summit urges Mexico to reform journalist protections

July 2, 2019 6:21 PM ET

On June 18, more than 400 people converged in Mexico City for CPJ's Mexico Press Freedom Summit. Energized by a sense that the country is at a point of profound political change under the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the conference delved into the threats for Mexican...

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Press freedom in Mexico takes center stage at CPJ summit

June 18, 2019 7:00 PM ET

Mexico City, June 18, 2019--Journalists, policy makers, and human rights experts gathered today at a press freedom summit in Mexico City, hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The event centered on the press freedom crisis in Mexico, which is the deadliest country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere and...

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Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia killed in Tabasco; another journalist kidnapped in Veracruz

June 12, 2019 4:45 PM ET

Mexico City, June 12, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of reporter Norma Sarabia and do everything in their power to ensure the safe recovery of journalist Marcos Miranda Cogco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexican reporter Francisco Romero Díaz shot dead in Playa del Carmen

May 17, 2019 6:54 PM ET

Mexico City, May 17, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a credible and transparent investigation into the killing of Francisco Romero Díaz, a reporter who was shot dead yesterday in Playa del Carmen, a beachside resort in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo, the Committee to Protect Journalists said...

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Mexican cameraman shot, journalists threatened in Morelos state

May 17, 2019 5:06 PM ET

On May 8, 2019, a gunman shot and injured camera operator René Pérez while the journalist was covering a protest march in Cuernavaca, the capital of Mexico's southern Morelos state, according to news reports. A local businessman and a union leader, the gunman's targets, were killed in the attack,...

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Mexican anti-corruption news website MCCI hit with cyberattack

May 10, 2019 1:05 PM ET

New York, May 10, 2019--The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a cyberattack on Mexicanos Contra La Corrupción y Impunidad (MCCI), a Mexican nonprofit news outlet that publishes in-depth investigations into corruption in Mexico and Latin America....

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Mexico's press question president's commitment to press advertising reform

May 8, 2019 6:00 PM ET

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico's presidential elections last year with a promise to drastically cut the millions of dollars the government spends on press advertising each year, it appeared to signal the end to an opaque system that has been criticized as a way for governments to...

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Telésforo Enríquez, founder of Mexican community radio station, shot dead in Oaxaca

May 6, 2019 5:55 PM ET

Mexico City, May 6, 2019--Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of journalist and political activist Telésforo Santiago Enríquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Enríquez was found shot dead the afternoon of May 2 just outside the city of Juchitán, in the southern Mexican state...

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López Obrador's anti-press rhetoric leaves Mexico's journalists feeling exposed

May 6, 2019 11:30 AM ET

During his daily press conference on April 15, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told reporters, "If you go too far, you know what will happen." López Obrador clarified his remarks the following day, saying he meant that the public would hold reporters who unfairly criticize the government to...

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Editor-in-chief of Mexican newspaper Reforma targeted by death threats following criticism from president

April 29, 2019 4:16 PM ET

Mexico City, April 29, 2019 -- Mexican federal authorities must guarantee the safety of Juan Pardinas, the editor-in-chief of Mexico City newspaper Reforma, who has recently faced harassment and death threats online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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