Mexico / 2010

Gunmen attack newspaper in Acapulco

November 12, 2010 2:34 PM ET

New York, November 12, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned Wednesday's shooting attack against Mexican newspaper El Sur in the port city of Acapulco, Guerrero state. Unidentified armed men fired at the paper and then stormed into the newsroom and threatened to set it on fire, according to local news reports and...

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Mexican reporter killed in Matamoros crossfire

November 8, 2010 12:57 PM ET

New York, November 8, 2010--The Committee to Protect Journalists called today for a thorough investigation into the shooting death of crime reporter Carlos Alberto Guajardo Romero, who was killed on Friday during crossfire between the Mexican army and gunmen in the border city of Matamoros, local news reports said. The...

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Calderón to support federalization of anti-press crimes

September 22, 2010 5:59 PM ET

Mexico City, September 22, 2010--Calling the right to free expression a priority of his government, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa pledged today to push for legislation that would make attacks on journalists a federal crime. In a lengthy meeting with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and...

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Two Mexican photographers shot in Juárez; one killed

September 16, 2010 6:28 PM ET

New York, September 16, 2010--Two photographers were shot by unidentified gunmen in a brazen attack this afternoon in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juárez, the local press reported. One photographer died, and the other was injured....

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Car bomb explodes outside Televisa in northern Mexico

August 27, 2010 3:53 PM ET

New York, August 27, 2010--Mexico's main television network reported that a car bomb exploded at its headquarters in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state early today. There were no injuries, the Televisa network said, but its transmission was knocked out for several hours and there was damage to...

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CPJ condemns grenade attacks against Televisa

August 16, 2010 3:17 PM ET

New York, August 16, 2010--Weekend grenade attacks against the Monterrey and Matamoros offices of the national broadcaster Televisa reflect another attempt by organized crime to intimidate the Mexican news media, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ welcomes arrests in Mexican journalists’ abductions

August 5, 2010 2:29 PM ET

New York, August 5, 2010—Mexican federal police announced this morning the arrests of three men in connection with the abduction of four journalists taken captive on July 26, according to local press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists commends the swift capture of the suspects and calls on authorities to...

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In Mexico, abducted reporters are free

August 2, 2010 5:01 PM ET

New York, August 2, 2010—All four Mexican journalists abducted by drug traffickers last week are now free, ending an ordeal that drew international attention to pervasive anti-press violence in Mexico. Two reporters were brought to safety by federal police on Saturday, joining two colleagues who had been freed earlier....

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Four Mexican journalists held hostage in Durango

July 28, 2010 5:50 PM ET

New York, July 28, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists called on the Mexican government today to do everything in its power to bring four journalists who are being held hostage by an alleged criminal group to safety. The group’s members have demanded press coverage of videos they made in exchange...

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Mexican reporter abducted and shot dead in Nuevo León

July 13, 2010 1:45 PM ET

New York, July 13, 2010—Mexican radio reporter Marco Aurelio Martínez Tijerina was abducted on Friday by unidentified gunmen and found shot to death the next day in the city of Montemorelos, state of Nuevo León,  according to local news reports. Mexican authorities must conduct a thorough investigation into this vicious...

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