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CPJ welcomes public apology to family of killed Mexican reporter Gustavo Sánchez

Mexico City, June 18, 2024—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the public apology issued by the government of the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca and the federal government to the family of journalist Gustavo Sánchez Cabrera, three years after he was murdered. With the apology, issued on Monday in Oaxaca’s state capital of Oaxaca de…

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Mexican journalist Alberto Amaro Jordán receives death threats in Tlaxcala

Mexico City, May 23, 2024 — Mexican authorities must immediately investigate death threats directed at reporter Alberto Amaro Jordán, his family, and his bodyguards and take steps to guarantee his safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday. Unknown individuals driving a red truck passed by the residence of Amaro, founder and editor of Tlaxcala…

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Mexican journalist Roberto Carlos Figueroa shown, in a video posted April 13 to the 'Acá en el Show' Facebook page, asking voters in a local market about upcoming elections. (Screenshot: Acá en el Show/Facebook)

Mexican journalist Roberto Carlos Figueroa abducted, killed in Morelos

Mexico City, May 2, 2024—Mexican authorities must immediately, credibly, and transparently investigate the killing of journalist Roberto Carlos Figueroa, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on Thursday.  Figueroa was abducted by gunmen on the morning of April 26 after dropping his daughters off at school in Cuernavaca, about 50 miles south of Mexico City, according to news reports. Figueroa’s…

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CPJ calls on Mexico’s president not to disclose journalists’ personal information

Mexico City, February 23, 2022 – Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador must refrain from publicizing the personal information of journalists and respect privacy laws in the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. On Thursday, López Obrador responded to a request for comment during his daily press…

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Personal information of hundreds of Mexican journalists exposed in government data leak

Mexico City, February 1, 2024— The personal information of at least 324 journalists who had registered with the office of the Mexican presidency to cover President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s live weekday morning broadcasts was posted on a website, according to several news reports, prompting a call by the Committee to Protect Journalists for an…

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In 10 days, 8 Mexican journalists abducted or shot at in 4 separate incidents

Mexico City, December 4, 2023 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a spate of violent abductions and attacks on eight journalists in Mexico and calls on authorities to immediately, credibly, and transparently investigate whether the attacks were related to the reporters’ work and bring the culprits to justice. On November 22, Silvia…

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Faces of impunity across the world

CPJ’s 2023 Global Impunity Index lists the top 12 countries where the murderers of journalists go free. But impunity knows no borders. The mosaic below shows the faces of slain journalists around the world. Beneath each journalist’s photo is the location of their death. Click the images for more details about these unsolved cases. (Photo grid by Geoff McGhee)

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Haiti joins list of countries where killers of journalists most likely to go unpunished

By Arlene Getz/CPJ Editorial Director The persistent lack of justice for murdered reporters is a major threat to press freedom. Ten years after the United Nations declared an international day to end impunity for crimes against journalists – and more than 30 years after CPJ began documenting these killings – almost 80% of their killings…

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Headshot of Mexican journalist Jesús Gutiérrez Vergara, founder and editor of Notiface

Journalist Jesús Gutiérrez shot dead in Mexican city near US border

Mexico City, October 6, 2023—Mexican authorities must credibly and transparently investigate the killing of journalist Jesús Gutiérrez Vergara who was shot dead in a city near the U.S. border, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Friday. Gutiérrez, the founder and editor of Notiface, a Facebook-based news website, was talking with four off-duty policemen in the…

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CPJ welcomes 27.5-year sentence for murder of Mexican reporter Israel Vázquez

Mexico City, September 18, 2023—The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday welcomed the 27-and-a-half-year sentence issued for the 2020 murder of Mexican reporter Israel Vázquez Rangel and urged authorities to redouble their efforts to protect journalists and prosecute their attackers. On Thursday, September 14, a federal judge in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato sentenced…

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