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People’s Tribunal on the Murder of Journalists to hear the case of Miguel Ángel López Velasco in Mexico City

New York, April 26, 2022 – In an unprecedented effort to achieve justice in the killing of journalists, three leading press freedom groups launched a People’s Tribunal in November 2021 to hold governments accountable. The Tribunal, a form of grassroots justice, relies on investigations and high quality legal analysis involving specific cases in three countries. The next hearing…

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Number of journalists imprisoned around the world sets new record

China remains the world’s worst jailer of journalists; India and Mexico rank among the deadliest New York December 9, 2021–The number of journalists behind bars reached a record high in 2021, with 293 behind bars as political upheaval and media crackdowns reflect increasing intolerance for independent reporting around the world. At the same time, targeted…

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Justice remains elusive in the vast majority of journalist murders

Sustained impunity in Afghanistan a concern as attacks against journalists rise New York, October 28, 2021 – Over the past decade, 226 of the 278 journalists killed in a nexus of corruption, organized crime, extremist groups, and government retaliation, have been murdered with impunity, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists’ 2021 Impunity Index, published today. The annual Index…

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Mexico: Press freedom organizations demand reopening of Regina Martínez investigation

Amsterdam, March 17, 2021 – A new report on the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martínez finds strong indications for obstruction of justice by local authorities. Leading press freedom organizations now call on Mexican federal authorities to re-open and attract the case and bring the killers to justice. The report “The Murder of Regina Martínez…

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Killings of journalists rise as reprisal murders more than double in 2020

New York, December 22, 2020 –The number of journalists singled out for murder in reprisal for their work more than doubled this year, leading to a rise in overall work-related killings, CPJ found in a report released today. Globally, at least 30 journalists were killed on duty in 2020, including 21 reprisal murders, up from…

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CPJ condemns proposal to abolish federal trust fund to protect Mexican journalists

Mexico City, September 29, 2020 – Today, Mexico’s federal congress is considering a proposal to abolish 54 federal trust funds, including one used to finance programs that protect journalists via the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists, according to news reports. Under the legislative proposal, which was brought by the entire ruling…

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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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