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Journalists attacked in Mexico since 1992

  

Breitbart reporter Gerry Aranda found dead in Mexico

Mexico City, October 18, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the death of journalist Gerardo Antonio Moreno Aranda, and ensure that the results of that investigation are made public, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On October 4, Aranda’s body was found in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the…

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Mexican journalist Manuel González Reyes shot dead in Cuernavaca

Mexico City, October 1, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of journalist Manuel González Reyes, determine whether he was targeted for his work, and hold those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 4:30 p.m. on September 28, unidentified attackers shot and killed González, founder…

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Mexican journalist Jacinto Romero shot and killed in Veracruz

Mexico City, August 24, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of journalist Jacinto Romero Flores, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 10:45 a.m. on August 19, unidentified attackers in a vehicle shot and killed Romero, a reporter for radio broadcaster Ori Stereo FM, while he was driving…

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Mexican reporter Maria Teresa Montaño abducted, robbed, and threatened in Toluca

Mexico City, August 19, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately investigate the abduction and robbery of journalist Maria Teresa Montaño Delgado and take all necessary steps to guarantee her safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. On the afternoon of August 13, three unidentified men abducted Montaño, a freelance investigative reporter, as she attempted…

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Mexican news anchor Azucena Uresti threatened in video by alleged gang leader

Mexico City, August 10, 2021 – Mexican authorities must immediately act to protect news anchor Azucena Uresti and investigate death threats against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Uresti, one of Mexico’s best known news anchors who hosts programs on television broadcaster Milenio Televisión and radio broadcaster Radio Fórmula, was threatened yesterday by…

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Pegasus Project revelations show added layer of risk for corruption reporters

Exposing those who abuse power for personal gain is a dangerous activity. Nearly 300 journalists killed for their work since CPJ started keeping records in 1992 covered corruption, either as their primary beat, or one of several. The risk was reaffirmed this month with the release of the Pegasus Project, collaborative reporting by 17 global…

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Mexican journalist Ricardo López shot and killed in Sonora

Mexico City, July 28, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalist today urged Mexican authorities to immediately and credibly investigate the killing of reporter Ricardo Domínguez López, who went professionally by Ricardo López. López, the founder and editor of news website InfoGuaymas, was shot and killed in the late afternoon on July 22, his 47th…

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Mexican media worker Saúl Tijerina killed in Ciudad Acuña

Mexico City, June 29, 2021 — Mexican authorities must undertake a swift and transparent investigation into the killing of media worker Saúl Tijerina Rentería, and determine whether he was targeted for his work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Tijerina’s family lost contact with him early in the morning of June 22, and his…

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Mexican reporter Gustavo Sánchez shot and killed in Oaxaca

Mexico City, June 22, 2021 – Mexican authorities should conduct a swift, thorough, and transparent investigation into the killing of journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. At about 8 a.m. on June 17, two unidentified people driving a car near the town of Morro Mazatán, in the southern state of…

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Murderer of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez sentenced to 32 years in prison

Mexico City, June 18, 2021 – The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomed yesterday’s sentencing of Juan Francisco Picos Barrueta, known as “El Quillo,” one of the murderers of Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, and called on Mexican federal authorities to redouble their efforts to have the alleged mastermind of the killing extradited to and tried in…

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