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Cartel plots to shoot at offices of Mexico's Zeta magazine

Adela Navarro Bello, the director of Zeta, at the magazine's headquarters in 2011. Police are stationed at Zeta's office after a cartel plot to attack the magazine was discovered. (AFP/Ruben Victorio)

November 30, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists urged authorities today to ensure the safety of journalists working at the Tijuana-based weekly Zeta. The Mexican magazine is currently under police protection after authorities learned of a plot by a cartel to attack the office.

November 30, 2016 10:28 AM ET

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Proposed changes to Mexico's right to reply would increase burden on media

Mexico City, November 4, 2016­--The Committee to Protect Journalists expressed concern today over proposed changes to Mexico's media regulations that could force the press to publish or broadcast more replies to news stories. The changes are due to be voted on by the country's Supreme Court November 7.

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Getting Away With Murder

CPJ’s 2016 Global Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free

By Elisabeth Witchel, CPJ Impunity Campaign Consultant

Published October 27, 2016.

Some of the highest rates of impunity in the murders of journalists can be attributed to killings by Islamist militant groups, CPJ found in its latest Global Impunity Index, which spotlights countries where journalists are murdered and their killers go free. The worst country for the second year in a row is Somalia, where the militant group al-Shabaab is suspected in the majority of media murders, followed by Iraq and Syria, where members of the militant group Islamic State murdered at least six journalists in the past year.

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Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line

Number of journalists who covered corruption who were killed in relation to their work since 1992, by country. (Mehdi Rahmati/CPJ research)

Corruption is one of the most dangerous beats for journalists, and one of the most important for holding those in power to account. There is growing international recognition that corruption is also one of the biggest impediments to poverty reduction and good governance. This is why journalists on this beat must be protected, including by multilateral lending institutions such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, which just concluded their annual meetings in Washington D.C.

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Mexican journalist dies from injuries after being shot in Puebla state

Mexico City, September 20, 2016--The Committee to Protect Journalists urged authorities in the central Mexican state of Puebla today to conduct a full and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Aurelio Cabrera Campos, the founder and editorial director of a weekly news magazine, El Gráfico de la Sierra.

September 20, 2016 5:24 PM ET

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Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines

Carmen Aristegui, pictured at a news conference in July, is being sued by MVS, the broadcaster she used to work for. Changes to a law on fines in civil cases is making journalists in Mexico vulnerable. (AFP/Alfredo Estrella)

Sergio Aguayo, one of Mexico's most prominent political commentators, said he was taken by surprise when he heard he was being sued for "moral damages." The plaintiff, Humberto Moreira, is a former governor who faced allegations that he severely mishandled the state's finances, was involved in graft and corruption, and had ties to organized crime. He has always denied allegations against him, both when in office and after he resigned to become the president of the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

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Mexican reporter wounded in Veracruz shooting

A photographer sets his camera beside a plaque commemorating photojournalist Ruben Espinosa and four women murdered with him in Mexico City in 2015 on the anniversary of their deaths, July 31, 2016. Espinosa worked with the investigative magazine Proceso and other media in the state of Veracruz at the time of his murder. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

Mexico City, August 22, 2016 - Authorities in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz should credibly investigate a shooting attack against freelance journalist Lucia López Castillo and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. López Castillo was shot last night in front of her home in Poza Rica, north of Veracruz's state capital, Xalapa.

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Veracruz journalist under police protection shot dead

Police tape cordons off the road outside the home of Pedro Tamayo Rosas, a Mexican journalist who was shot dead on July 20. (Roberto Mendez/AFP)

Mexico City, July 22, 2016--Mexican federal authorities must conduct a credible and thorough investigation into the July 20 killing of Pedro Tamayo Rosas, a Veracruz journalist who was shot while under the protection of state authorities, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

July 22, 2016 5:35 PM ET

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In Oaxaca, reporters covering teachers' union protests face violence, threats

A protester from the CNTE crouches near a barricade during clashes with riot police in Nochixtlán. Journalists covering the unrest say they have been harassed and attacked. (Reuters/Jorge Luis Plata)

The atmosphere in Nochixtlán, a small, rural community in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, was tense on June 20. The day before, members of a dissident teachers' union had clashed with federal and state police while protesting education reform. Shots were fired and, by the end of the day, nine people had died and dozens more were wounded.

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Mexican reporter killed covering protests

Protesters fight with police near Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, Mexico, June 19, 2016. (Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez/AP)

Oaxaca, Mexico, June 21, 2016 -- Mexican federal authorities should thoroughly investigate the case of a journalist killed on Sunday in the southern state of Oaxaca while covering protests, establish a motive, and bring all those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

June 21, 2016 3:00 PM ET

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