Alarma la cifra de periodistas asesinados en México


Fuente: El Universal

 Antonio de la Cruz, periodista del diario local Expreso con una larga trayectoria, fue asesinado ayer cuando salía de su domicilio, ubicado en la capital de Tamaulipas. En el momento del ataque iba acompañado por su hija de 23 años, quien resultó gravemente herida.

La agresión, presuntamente perpetrada por un hombre a bordo de una motocicleta, ocurrió en la calle Puerta de la Luna, en el fraccionamiento Puerta de Tamatán.


Journalists Yessenia Mollinedo and Sheila Garcia shot dead in Mexico, becoming 10th and 11th reporters killed in country this year

Date: May 10th, 2022

Source: CBS News

The Veracruz State Prosecutor’s Office said via Twitter that it was investigating the killings of Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi and Sheila Johana García Olivera, the director and a reporter, respectively, of the online news site El Veraz in Cosoleacaque.

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3 journalists have been killed over 3 days in Mexico

Date: May 10th, 2022

Source: NPR

Three journalists have been killed in Mexico over the course of a three-day span, according to several reports. 

Two Mexican journalists from the news website El Veraz — Yesenia Mollinedo, the director, and Sheila Johana García, a reporter — were shot to death Monday in the eastern state of Veracruz, said the state’s attorney general, Verónica Hernández.

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Mexico: Address Persistent Violence Against Journalists

(Washington DC) – Escalating violence against journalists in Mexico is seriously undermining press freedom, Human Rights Watch said today, on World Press Freedom Day. 

Date: May 3rd, 2022

Source: Human Rights Watch

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador should take urgent steps to strengthen the federal government protection mechanism, stop official harassment of journalists who criticize the government, and ensure prosecutors end the near-total impunity for these crimes.

Eight journalists have been killed so far in 2022 in Mexico – more than of the number of media workers who were killed in 2021, and ranking Mexico second only to Ukraine, where at least 12 have been killed covering the war, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. At least 33 journalists have been killed in relation to their work since President López Obrador took office in December 2018, according to the press freedom group Article 19, which tracks these killings.

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Inter-American rights commission urges action to stop violence against journalists

Violence against the press is normalized and getting worse, it warned

Date: March 25th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has urged Mexican authorities to implement additional measures to prevent violence against journalists and protect them from the threat of physical attacks.

In a press release issued Thursday, the Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR said that in the first 10 weeks of 2022, it received at least eight reports of murders of journalists for reasons that could be related to their work.

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Mexico-Europe relations at risk if AMLO ignores human rights concerns, politician warns

‘Why are they interfering? Who gives them the right?’ the president questioned

Date: March 18th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

Mexico will have problems with Europe if it doesn’t take human rights issues seriously, according to a member of the European Parliament (EP).

Leopoldo López Gil, a Spanish representative of the conservative European People’s Party (EPP), made the remark in the wake of President López Obrador’s pointed criticism of the EP after it condemned the harassment and killing of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico in a resolution approved on March 10.

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AMLO attacks after Europe calls for restraint in rhetoric against media; AMLO calls them sheep

Resolution criticizing president draws swift and unsubtle attack 

Date: March 11th, 2022

Source: Mexico News Daily

The European Parliament (EP) condemned the harassment and killing of journalists and human rights defenders in Mexico Thursday, drawing an extraordinarily blunt reply from the president’s office that likened European lawmakers to sheep.

The federal government responded by accusing European lawmakers of “corruption, lies and hypocrisy” and describing them as misinformed sheep following the lead of its adversaries.

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6th Mexico journalist killed this year; leaders push back on U.S. concerns

Date: February 24, 2022

Source: Arizona Public Media

Another journalist has been killed in Mexico, marking the sixth such murder so far this year. Now, the United States is calling for greater protections for journalists in Mexico.

The body of Michelle Perez Tadeo, a 29-year-old television sports host from the Mexican state of Veracruz, was found near Mexico City this week. It’s still unclear whether her murder — which has been called a femicide — was related to her work.

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Heber Lopez fifth journalist murdered in Mexico this year

Date: February 11, 2022

Source: Aljazeera

Heber Lopez, director of Mexican online news site Noticias Web, has been fatally shot, becoming the fifth journalist to be murdered in the country since the beginning of the year.

Lopez was attacked on Thursday at his office in Salina Cruz, in the southern state of Oaxaca, according to authorities.

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What’s behind the spike in journalist murders in Mexico?

Date: 4 February, 2022.

Source: Aljazeera

Los Angeles, California – Against a backdrop of increasing violence, human rights violations and impunity in Mexico, attacks against journalists are spiking, with four killed last month alone.

On January 31, three armed men reportedly shot Robert Toledo, a videographer for Monitor Michoacan, as he prepared to film an interview west of Mexico City.

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