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In what has become another deadly year for journalists in Mexico, reporter Nevith Condés Jaramillo was found stabbed to death in the central Mexican state of Estado de México. The state attorney general’s office said the motive for the attack and identities of the attackers are unknown and that authorities have opened an investigation. Four journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection to their work this year, according to CPJ’s research.
A Tehran court sentenced Shargh Daily economics reporter Marzieh Amiri to 10 and a half years in prison and 148 lashes on charges of “assembly and collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state” and “disturbing public order.” Amiri was arrested on May 1 while covering May Day demonstrations in Tehran. If the verdict is upheld, Amiri must serve a minimum of six years.
Global press freedom updates
- A Kyiv court ruled to release Russian journalist Kirill Vyshynsky on bail while he awaits trial
- Australian blogger Yang Hengjun arrested in China on espionage charges
- Tanzania detains Watetezi TV journalist over investigation of police
- Benin TV journalist Ignace Sossou convicted of false news
- Nigerian publisher Agba Jalingo has been detained since August 22 without charge
- Yemeni authorities arrest, release 3 journalists
- Jailed Azerbaijani journalist Ikram Rahimov to appeal sentence
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