Carlos Ortega Samper

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Mexico

February 16, 2010 12:27 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal; margins:5px;} Top Developments• Amid threats and attacks, self-censorship becomes more pervasive.• Congress stalls on reforms to combat violence against the press. Key Statistic 9: Journalists missing since 2005. Most had covered crime and corruption. The deepening influence...

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Mexican crime reporter abducted, slain in Durango

November 3, 2009 3:26 PM ET

New York, November 3, 2009—Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on...

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Mayor denies any link to Mexican journalist's murder

May 7, 2009 2:24 PM ET

Santa María El Oro Mayor Martín Silvestre Herrera denied any connection to Sunday's murder of local journalist Carlos Ortega Samper in the northern Durango state, according to Mexican press reports. ...

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Reporter who criticized officials is slain in northern Mexico

May 5, 2009 3:53 PM ET

New York, May 5, 2009--A Mexican journalist who was critical of local authorities in the northern state of Durango was fatally shot by unidentified assailants on Sunday. In a piece published a day before the killing, the reporter wrote that...

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Carlos Ortega Samper

May 3, 2009 1:33 PM ET

Two pickup trucks intercepted Ortega, a reporter for the daily El Tiempo de Durango, as he was driving home in the town of Santa María El Oro in the northern state of Durango, colleagues told CPJ. Four unidentified individuals got off the...

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