Mexico

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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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In Mexico, cartels target journalists

On May 4, CPJ reported the murder of two Mexican photographers and a former photojournalist in the Veracruz state of Mexico.  Also in Veracruz, a month prior, CPJ documented the killing of journalist Regina Martinez Perez and recognized Veracruz as one of the most dangerous places for the press.  Senior America’s Program Coordinator, Carlos Lauria, speaks…

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