Mexico / Americas

Journalists attacked in Mexico since 1992

  

Mexican journalists Yessenia Mollinedo and Johana García shot dead in Veracruz

Mexico City, May 13, 2022 – Mexican authorities should immediately, credibly, and transparently investigate the killings of journalists Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. The journalists were getting into their car in the parking lot of a convenience store in Cosoleacaque, a town in the eastern…

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Mexican journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez found killed in Culiacán

Mexico City, May 10, 2022 – Mexican authorities should swiftly and thoroughly investigate the death of journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez, find those responsible, and bring them to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Tuesday. On the morning of May 5, Ramírez’s body was found near a dirt road in the northwestern city of Culiacán,…

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Mexican journalist Armando Linares shot and killed in Zitácuaro

Mexico City, March 16, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and credibly investigate the killing of journalist Armando Linares López and ensure the protection of his colleagues, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On Tuesday, March 15, unidentified attackers shot and killed Linares, the co-founder and editor of news website Monitor Michoacán, at his…

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European Parliament speaks out on violence against journalists in Mexico

Brussels, March 10, 2022 — The European Union must strengthen its criticism of the deterioration of press freedom in Mexico and ensure that Mexican authorities guarantee immediate resourcing and funding of their protection program for journalists, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.  The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday, March 10, that condemns…

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Mexican journalist Juan Carlos Muñiz shot dead in Zacatecas

Mexico City, March 9, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Juan Carlos Muñiz and determine whether he was killed because of his journalism, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. On March 4, Muñiz’s body was found in Los Olivos, a neighborhood in the city of Fresnillo in…

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Mexican journalist Heber López shot and killed in Oaxaca, suspects arrested

Mexico City, February 12, 2022 – Mexican authorities must thoroughly and transparently investigate the killing of journalist Heber López Vásquez, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and ensure those responsible are brought to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Saturday. In the afternoon of Thursday, February 10, a group of at least…

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Roberto Toledo is fourth Mexican journalist killed in less than four weeks

Mexico City, February 2, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of Roberto Toledo and determine whether he was killed in retaliation for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Wednesday. Toledo, a camera operator and video editor for news website Monitor Michoacán, was shot and killed on January 31,…

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‘Watershed’ protests demand end to violence against journalists in Mexico

After reporter Maria Guadalupe Lourdes Maldonado López was shot and killed in her car outside her Tijuana home on Sunday, January 23, journalists in Mexico put out a call to action in group chats and across social media platforms. It was time to protest. Maldonado’s death was the third journalist killing in less than a…

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‘Ongoing brutality’: Lourdes Maldonado third journalist killed in Mexico in less than a month

Mexico City, January 25, 2022 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of reporter Lourdes Maldonado López, determine whether she was attacked in direct relation to her work and bring her attackers to justice. Maldonado, a veteran broadcast journalist, was shot dead in Tijuana, a city bordering the United States in the…

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Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martínez shot and killed in Tijuana

Mexico City, January 22, 2022 – Mexican authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of Mexican journalist Margarito Martínez and determine whether it was related to his job as a reporter, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Saturday. Martínez, a freelance photographer, was shot and killed at his residence in Tijuana, in the northern Mexican border…

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