Juan Daniel Martínez Gil

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Mexico

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 of organized crime and the government’s inability to curb worsening violence left the news media wide open to attack.…

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Reporter found dead near Acapulco

New York, July 29, 2009–Mexican authorities found the brutally beaten body of a journalist partially buried near the southwestern resort city of Acapulco Tuesday afternoon, according to local news reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists called today on Mexican authorities to thoroughly investigate the killing, and to put an end to the ongoing violence against…

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Radio journalist found buried near Acapulco

We issued the following statement today in response to the killing of radio reporter Juan Daniel Martínez Gil whose body was found Tuesday near Acapulco…

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