Mexico / 2014

When Journalists Are Killed, Witnesses May Be Next

February 12, 2014 2:25 AM ET

Eliminating witnesses has become an all too easy and eff ective method of stymying justice when journalists are assassinated. By Elisabeth Witchel...

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Would-Be Repressors Brandish 'Ethics' as Justification

February 12, 2014 2:23 AM ET

Calls for journalists to exercise a sense of responsibility are very often code for censorship. Yet unethical journalism can also imperil the press. By Jean-Paul Marthoz...

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Finding the Courage to Cover Sexual Violence

February 12, 2014 2:19 AM ET

Coverage of rape can bring journalists swift and unpredictable repercussions, but it can also change attitudes. By Frank Smyth...

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Gunmen Rule Neza and the Press on Outskirts of Mexico City

February 12, 2014 1:57 AM ET

Politicians say there are no organized crime cartels in the capital's metropolitan area. Journalists know better, but they are afraid to report it. By Mike O'Connor...

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Attacks on the Press in 2013: Mexico

February 12, 2014 1:47 AM ET

The climate of press freedom in Mexico, despite a new president, remained perilous. Although President Enrique Peña Nieto gave final approval to a measure adopted at the end of Felipe Calderón's term that gives federal authorities broader jurisdiction to investigate crimes against freedom of expression, the special prosecutor's office designated...

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Mexican crime reporter abducted in Veracruz

February 5, 2014 3:48 PM ET

New York, February 5, 2014--Armed assailants today abducted Mexican crime beat reporter Gregorio Jiménez de la Cruz in the town of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state, according to news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on the kidnappers to release him immediately....

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Journalists silenced as cartels reach outskirts of Mexico City

January 15, 2014 12:25 PM ET

A POSTHUMOUS RELEASE OF MIKE O'CONNOR'S FINAL PIECE FOR CPJ New York, January 15, 2014--Organized crime has taken over Neza, a town on the outskirts of Mexico City, but journalists are not reporting on it because they fear for their lives, the late Mike O'Connor found in his final...

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