David Agren

David Agren is a Canadian freelance journalist and Mexico correspondent for CPJ. He has covered the country since 2005 and currently writes for USA Today, Catholic News Service, Maclean's, CTV and the Toronto Star.

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'Pedro Canché Law' obscures the real problem in Quintana Roo

September 1, 2015 2:00 PM ET

Mayan journalist Pedro Canché spent 271 days in prison on charges of sabotage. Authorities alleged Canché organized protests one year ago against rising water bills in the Zona Maya south of Cancún, in Quintana Roo state, where demonstrators stormed the offices of the local waterworks, CPJ research shows....

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In Mexico, reporters struggle to cover unrest over missing students

May 19, 2015 11:31 AM ET

Veteran reporter Sergio Ocampo was having a late dinner on September 26 when his editor called about a shooting in the city of Iguala in Guerrero state. Students from the Ayotzinapa teacher training college were apparently among the victims. But when Ocampo, a correspondent for the newspaper La Jornada,...

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Investigative journalist Carmen Aristegui fired from Mexican radio station

March 17, 2015 10:22 AM ET

She exposed government corruption with investigative reporting that made international headlines, helped launch the Mexicoleaks whistleblower website, and was voted second most powerful woman in the country last year by Forbes Mexico, but Carmen Aristegui, one of the country's most popular radio journalists, has been fired from MVS Radio...

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In Reynosa, Mexico, suspected murder of social media user spreads fear

October 23, 2014 6:06 PM ET

On October 16, photographs of a woman were posted on the Twitter account @Miut3 with an ominous message. "My life has come to an end today. Don't put your families at risk like I did," the tweet read. "I'm sorry. I died for nothing. They are closer on our trail...

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Governor 'cloned' Cancún magazine to create fake covers with positive stories

September 25, 2014 11:00 AM ET

The Cancún-based investigative magazine Luces del Siglo has won a court decision ordering the Quintana Roo state government to stop "cloning" the covers of its weekly editions and spreading the fake versions via social networks, according to news reports....

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