El Universal

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Cecilio Pineda Birto

March 2, 2017 1:01 PM ET

Cecilio Pineda Birto, a freelance journalist who contributed to several newspaper and published crime stories on social media, was shot dead in the municipality of Ciudad Altamirano, in Guerrero state, on March 2, 2017, according to press reports and a...

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La policía mexicana ataca a periodistas que cubren protestas

13 de Enero 2017 11:58 AM ET

Ciudad de México, 12 de enero de 2017--Las autoridades mexicanas deben investigar con celeridad y credibilidad denuncias de que la semana pasada la policía amenazó y atacó a periodistas que cubrían protestas, y sin demora debe llevar ante la...

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Mexican police attack journalists covering protests

January 12, 2017 5:57 PM ET

Mexico City, January 12, 2017--Mexican police should quickly and credibly investigate reports that police threatened and attacked journalists covering protests last week and should swiftly bring to justice officers found to have assaulted reporters, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Journalists attacked, equipment stolen during protests in Caracas

June 3, 2016 6:03 PM ET

New York, June 3, 2016--Several journalists were attacked and some had equipment stolen while covering protests in Caracas Thursday, according to news outlets and a local freedom of expression group. Some of the journalists who were attacked said that...

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In Venezuela, online news helps journalists get their voices back

June 1, 2015 11:32 AM ET

When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez was rumored to be gravely ill four years ago, his socialist government was tightlipped about the diagnosis. Then in June 2011 a source in Havana, Cuba, where Chávez was being treated, told Nelson Bocaranda,...

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Drawing the line: Cartoonists under threat

May 19, 2015 12:01 AM ET

On January 7, two gunmen burst into the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing eight journalists and bringing into focus the risks cartoonists face. But with the ability of their work to transcend borders and languages, and to...

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In Venezuela, Tal Cual under pressure but not defeated

April 9, 2015 5:13 PM ET

Tal Cual, one of the few remaining Venezuelan newspapers critical of the government, is so shorthanded there's often no receptionist on hand to let people in. Visitors must bang on the front door until someone in the newsroom notices....

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Venezuela's El Universal criticized for being tamed by mystery new owners

December 30, 2014 10:01 AM ET

To illustrate how the once-critical Caracas daily El Universal has cozied up to Venezuela's socialist government in the wake of its sale in July, it helps to examine the newspaper's coverage of the current oil price plunge....

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Journalist investigates Bolivia's 'silent campaign' for editorial control

September 25, 2014 4:16 PM ET

At a bizarre news conference in April, Bolivia's Communications Minister Amanda Dávila claimed that journalist Raúl Peñaranda, who was born in Chile, represented a dangerous "beachhead" for Chilean interests trying to deny landlocked Bolivia access to the Pacific....

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Gunmen Rule Neza and the Press on Outskirts of Mexico City

February 12, 2014 1:57 AM ET

Politicians say there are no organized crime cartels in the capital's metropolitan area. Journalists know better, but they are afraid to report it. By Mike O'Connor...

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