Mexico

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Press freedom in Mexico takes center stage at CPJ summit

Mexico City, June 18, 2019–Journalists, policy makers, and human rights experts gathered today at a press freedom summit in Mexico City, hosted by the Committee to Protect Journalists. The event centered on the press freedom crisis in Mexico, which is the deadliest country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere and the deadliest in the world…

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CPJ to host Press Freedom Summit: Mexico

New York June 11, 2019–The Committee to Protect Journalists will host a press freedom summit in Mexico City on June 18, bringing together journalists, policy makers, and activists. Panels will cover the regional backsliding in press freedom, impunity in attacks against journalists in Mexico, and the relationship between the administration of President Andrés Manuel López…

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A Mexican police cordon reading "Danger" is pictured at a crime scene on January 4, 2018. Community radio station director Rafael Murúa Manríquez was recently killed in northern Mexico. (Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters)

Mexican reporter found killed in Baja California Sur

Mexico City, January 22, 2019 – Mexican authorities should immediately undertake a transparent and exhaustive investigation into the murder of community radio station director Rafael Murúa Manríquez, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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A view of Mexico City, Mexico on April 24, 2018. Héctor González Antonio, a correspondent for the national newspaper Excelsior and the television broadcaster Imagen, was found dead in northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas on May 24, 2018, according to reports. (Reuters/Gustavo Graf)

Mexican journalist found dead in Tamaulipas state

Mexico City, May 30, 2018–Authorities in the northern Mexican state of Tamaulipas must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the death of Héctor González Antonio, a correspondent for the national newspaper Excelsior and the television broadcaster Imagen, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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An image of slain Mexican journalist Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro is shown during a protest before the start of a press conference at the State House in San Luis Potosi, Mexico on Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. Mexican authorities on Friday found Esqueda Castro's body in San Luis Potosi one day after armed men wearing uniforms abducted him from his home, authorities said. (AP/Christian Palma)

Mexican journalist found dead with bullet wounds in San Luis Potosí

Mexico City, October 6, 2017–Authorities in Mexico must undertake a swift and credible investigation into the murder of photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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An activist takes part in a demonstration against the murder of journalists in Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico on June 15, 2017. An icebox containing two unidentified severed heads and a threatening message was discovered outside a broadcaster's offices in Guadalajara. (Reuters/Edgard Garrido)

Local photographer abducted from home in central Mexico

New York, October 5, 2017–Armed men dressed as police officers this morning abducted local photographer Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro from his home in the central Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, according to media reports. The state’s general prosecutor said in a statement that the prosecutor’s office is investigating, and denied that the state police…

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Journalists hold a late night vigil on August 1, 2015 to protest against the latest murder of a fellow journalist in Veracruz, Mexico. Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, according to CPJ research.(AP Photo/Felix Marquez)

Mexican journalist severely injured in Puebla state

Unknown assailants on August 15, 2017, attacked reporter Fredy Morales Salas at his home in the Venustiano Carranza district in the Mexican state of Puebla, some 80 miles (130km) from the country’s capitol, according to local journalists, officials and news reports.

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Speak Justice campaign fights impunity in press murders

The tortured and decapitated body of 39-year-old María Elizabeth Macías Castro was found on a Saturday evening in September 2011. It had been dumped by the side of a road in Nuevo Laredo, a Mexican border town ravaged by the war on drugs. Macías, a freelance journalist, wrote about organized crime on social media under…

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CPJ concerned about arrest of Mexican journalist

New York, July 6, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned about the arrest of prominent Mexican journalist Sanjuana Martínez Thursday in Nuevo León under unclear circumstances related to a civil custody dispute. The judge who ordered the detention was the subject of critical reporting by Martínez in 2008.

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Anti-press crime amendment offers hope for Mexican press

New York, June 7, 2012–The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the final approval yesterday of a constitutional amendment that makes attacks on the press a federal offense in Mexico, a country where journalists are regularly targeted for their work.    

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