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Mexican journalists shot, beaten as police disperse protest in Cancún

In the evening of November 9, 2020, at least two reporters received gunshot wounds and at least two others were beaten, as state police dispersed a protest the reporters were covering in the city of Cancún, in Quintana Roo state in southern Mexico. The police used live ammunition to shoot in the air, according to…

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A woman fills a jerrycan with water at a pumping station in San Juan de los Morros, Guarico state, Venezuela on July 10, 2018. On July 18, 2019, a journalist was detained in San Juan de los Morros under Venezuela's anti-hate law for criticizing a local politician. (AFP/Federico Parra)

Venezuelan authorities detain Wilmer Quintana for Facebook posts under anti-hate law

Miami, August 12, 2019—The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed alarm at the use of Venezuela’s Anti-Hate Law for Tolerance and Peaceful Coexistence to jail journalist Wilmer Quintana García. Quintana was arrested for several posts published on his personal Facebook page alleging corruption in the provision of public services in Guárico state, according to a…

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