Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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‘The Cartel Project’ investigates crimes against reporters in Mexico

Forbidden Stories—a network of journalists whose mission is to continue the work of reporters who are threatened, censored, or killed—yesterday published a new investigation into the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez. The report, part of five-part series about the killings of reporters in Mexico, lays bare serious flaws in the investigation in a context…

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Mexican reporter Julio Valdivia found beheaded in Veracruz state

Mexico City, September 10, 2020 – Mexican authorities must immediately undertake a thorough and credible investigation into the killing of journalist Julio Valdivia and bring the perpetrators to justice, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The body of Valdivia, a reporter for the local El Mundo newspaper, was found yesterday afternoon in the municipality…

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Police officers are seen in Mexico City on May 16, 2020. An unidentified man recently threatened to bomb the Mexico City offices of the Reforma newspaper. (AFP/Claudio Cruz)

Mexican newspaper Reforma receives bomb threat over López Obrador coverage

Mexico City, May 18, 2020 — Mexican authorities should immediately and transparently investigate a bomb threat against the Reforma newspaper and provide protective measures to guarantee the safety of its staff, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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CPJ calls for President Lopez Obrador to strengthen press freedom in Mexico

CPJ and the Red en Defensa de los Derechos Digitales call for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to strengthen press freedom in Mexico following the June 18 Mexico Press Freedom Summit.

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Relatives and friends of Mexican journalist Norma Sarabia, who was killed June 11, carry her coffin in Huimanguillo, Tabasco state, Mexico, on June 12, 2019. (AFP/Carlos Perez)

Mexican reporter Norma Sarabia killed in Tabasco; another journalist kidnapped in Veracruz

Mexico City, June 12, 2019–Mexican authorities must immediately and transparently investigate the killing of reporter Norma Sarabia and do everything in their power to ensure the safe recovery of journalist Marcos Miranda Cogco, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A vendor sells newspapers showing the results of Mexico's presidential elections, in Mexico City, in July 2018. Mexico's new government has said it will address the opaque practice of government advertising in media. (AFP/Ulises Ruiz)

Mexico’s press question president’s commitment to press advertising reform

When Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s presidential elections last year with a promise to drastically cut the millions of dollars the government spends on press advertising each year, it appeared to signal the end to an opaque system that has been criticized as a way for governments to encourage favorable coverage.

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President Andrés Manuel López Obrador arrives for his daily press briefing at the National Palace in Mexico City, on April 12. Journalists in Mexico say they are harassed online after being criticized by the president. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

López Obrador’s anti-press rhetoric leaves Mexico’s journalists feeling exposed

During his daily press conference on April 15, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador told reporters, “If you go too far, you know what will happen.” López Obrador clarified his remarks the following day, saying he meant that the public would hold reporters who unfairly criticize the government to account. But in a country where…

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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador speaks at his daily press briefing at the National Palace in Mexico City on April 12, 2019. During a press briefing on April 23, he criticized a local newspaper, whose editor has since received death threats. (AP/Marco Ugarte)

Editor-in-chief of Mexican newspaper Reforma targeted by death threats following criticism from president

Mexico City, April 29, 2019 — Mexican federal authorities must guarantee the safety of Juan Pardinas, the editor-in-chief of Mexico City newspaper Reforma, who has recently faced harassment and death threats online, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Griselda Triana, the wife of slain journalist Javier Valdez, attends his memorial service in Culiacan, in Sinaloa state, Mexico, on May 16, 2017. On March 20, 2019, a report by Canadian research group Citizen Lab found that Triana was targeted by Pegasus spyware soon after Valdez's murder, in an apparent spying attempt. (Reuters/Jesus Bustamante)

Widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez targeted by spyware

Mexico City, March 20, 2019–Griselda Triana, the widow of slain Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, was targeted by spyware identified as Pegasus in 2017 in an apparent spying attempt, according to a new report released today by Canadian research group Citizen Lab.

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A police officer stands guard after members of the press wrote messages on the street during a protest against the murder or disappearance of more than 140 journalists in Mexico since 2000, in front of the National Palace in Mexico City on June 1, 2018. The body of journalist Alejandro Márquez Jiménez was found on December 1, 2018, near Tepic, the capital of the northwestern state of Nayarit. (AFP/Yuri Cortez)

Mexican journalist shot dead in Nayarit

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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