Mexico

2018


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Mexican journalist shot dead in Nayarit

December 4, 2018 5:35 PM ET

Mexico City, December 4, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Mexican authorities to immediately undertake a credible and rigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, whose body was found on December 1 near Tepic, the capital of the northwestern state of Nayarit, according to news reports....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering the migrant caravan in Mexico

October 26, 2018 4:07 PM ET

Thousands of migrants that are part of a caravan that departed San Pedro Sula in Honduras for the U.S. on October 13, 2018, are currently in southern Mexico. As the caravan attempts to cross Mexico, the risk increases for any journalists accompanying it....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Pegasus spyware used to target journalists, civil society

October 1, 2018 5:34 PM ET

In a report published on September 18, Citizen Lab said it had detected Pegasus, a spyware created for mobile devices, in over 45 countries. Pegasus, which transforms a cellphone into a mobile surveillance station, could have been deployed against a range of journalists and civil society actors in Mexico,...

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Mexican journalist gunned down in Chiapas

September 24, 2018 4:32 PM ET

Mexico City, September 24, 2018--Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a rigorous and credible investigation into the killing of reporter Mario Leonel Gómez Sánchez in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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CPJ calls on Mexico to fund journalist protection mechanism

September 4, 2018 6:01 PM ET

CPJ is deeply concerned about the imminent gap in financing that threatens the operation of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, and urges the Mexican federal government to take immediate action to guarantee continued and sufficient funding. The institution provides protective measures to over 700 journalists and human rights defenders.

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Mexican cameraman killed in Quintana Roo

August 30, 2018 7:23 PM ET

Mexico City, August 30, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists urges Mexican authorities to undertake an immediate and credible investigation into the killing of Javier Enrique Rodríguez Valladares, a cameraman for a local television broadcaster based in Cancún, in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Rodríguez Valladares was shot...

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Mexican federal authorities interview reporter as potential trial witness

August 9, 2018 10:50 AM ET

The office of Mexico's Federal Attorney General (PGR) on July 11, 2018, sent an email to the news website Quadratin summoning one of its reporters, Jorge Octavio Vargas Sandoval, for an interview at its regional office in Chilpancingo on July 16 in regards to an article he wrote, according...

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Mexican journalist and media owner killed in Quintana Roo

July 25, 2018 5:37 PM ET

Mexico City, July 25, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must undertake a swift, credible, and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist and media owner Rubén Pat Cauich. Pat was shot to death by an unknown attacker on July 24 in a bar in the...

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Mexican journalist killed in Quintana Roo

July 5, 2018 2:53 PM ET

Mexico City, July 5, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Quintana Roo must immediately undertake a swift and credible investigation into the shooting death of journalist José Guadalupe Chan Dzib and bring those responsible to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Chan Dzib was shot and...

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering elections in Mexico

June 22, 2018 10:37 AM ET

On July 1, 2018, Mexico will hold elections for the presidency and congress, as over 3,400 local and state offices in 30 of Mexico's 32 states are contested. More than 100 candidates and incumbents have been killed during the electoral cycle, according to the privately owned Mexico City-based consultancy...

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Mexican journalist found dead in Tamaulipas state

May 30, 2018 5:58 PM ET

Mexico City, May 30, 2018--Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the death of Héctor González Antonio, a correspondent for the national newspaper Excelsior and the television broadcaster Imagen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Federal authorities in Mexico open investigation into journalist killed in Tabasco state

May 24, 2018 12:12 PM ET

Mexico City, May 24, 2018--Federal authorities in Mexico have opened an investigation into the killing of radio and television journalist Juan Carlos Huerta, who was shot dead near his home in the Tabasco state capital, Villahermosa, on May 15....

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Publications in Mexico City, Guerrero state robbed

April 26, 2018 12:06 PM ET

Mexico City, April 26, 2018--Mexican authorities must conduct credible investigations into two recent burglaries, one at the Mexico City-based investigative magazine and website Proceso and another at the news website Quadratín in Guerrero state, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Mexico must identify mastermind in murder of Javier Valdez Cárdenas

April 24, 2018 1:19 PM ET

Mexico City, April 24, 2018--The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the arrest of a suspect in the murder case of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas. At a press conference today, police named the alleged accomplice to the 2017 murder as 26-year-old Heriberto 'N', alias "El Koala," and said...

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Two Mexican policemen convicted for murder of Moisés Sánchez; chief suspects still at large

March 28, 2018 6:16 PM ET

Mexico City, March 28, 2018 - The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the convictions of two police officers in the Mexican state of Veracruz, who stood trial for their involvement in the 2015 murder of journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo. Both men were sentenced to 25 years in jail...

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Mexican reporter killed in Veracruz state

March 23, 2018 6:46 PM ET

Chihuahua City, March 23, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Veracruz state must undertake a credible and exhaustive investigation into the murder of journalist Leobardo Vázquez Atzin, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Vázquez was shot to death the evening of March 21 by unknown assailants in the restaurant he owned...

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Mexican blogger and satirist killed in Guerrero state

February 8, 2018 5:23 PM ET

Mexico City, February 8, 2018--Authorities in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero must undertake an exhaustive investigation into the murder of Pamika Montenegro, a journalist, satirist and social media commentator, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Two unidentified assailants on February 5 shot Montenegro dead in the restaurant...

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Mexican journalist killed in Tamaulipas

January 16, 2018 5:28 PM ET

Mexico City, January 16, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's northern Tamaulipas state must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the murder of journalist Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Unknown assailants on January 13 killed Domínguez Rodríguez while he was driving through the city of Nuevo...

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Mexican journalist attacked by police in Guerrero state

January 12, 2018 11:33 AM ET

Mexico City, January 10, 2018--Authorities in Mexico's Guerrero state should thoroughly and credibly investigate alleged police violence against a reporter in the town of La Concepción on January 7, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. According to statements five reporters gave to local media after the alleged violence,...

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Mexican newspaper editor abducted, robbed, and beaten in Guerrero state

January 8, 2018 3:58 PM ET

Unidentified gunman on December 23, 2017, robbed Antonio Julián Chepe, the editorial director of regional newspaper Diario Alternativo, stripped him naked, and threatened to kill him, the journalist told CPJ....

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