The IAPA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the defense and promotion of freedom of the press and expression in the Americas:    @sip_oficial The Committee to Protect Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization that promotes press freedom worldwide. They defend the right of journalists to report the news safely and without fear of reprisal.Continue reading

The Cartel Project Highlights Plight of Mexico’s Endangered Journalists

by Andrew V. Goodell Journalism in Mexico has long been a risky business. Mexico is now prominent as the most dangerous country in the world for journalists according to the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), which issues an annual global report of journalists who have been killed. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, sinceContinue reading “The Cartel Project Highlights Plight of Mexico’s Endangered Journalists”

Sonoran Journalist is Ninth Killed this Year

by Andrew V. Goodell Ciudad Obregón, Sonora Journalist Jesús Alfonso Piñuelas was shot and killed in the Ciudad Obregón suburb of Cajeme in Mexico’s northwest state of Sonora about 10 p.m. on November 2. While traveling on his motorcycle, he was shot multiple times. Piñuelas’s murder comes just four days after the murder in ChihuahuaContinue reading “Sonoran Journalist is Ninth Killed this Year”

Salamanca Witnesses Death of Tenth Mexican Journalist

by Andrew V. Goodell Salamanca, Guanajuato. In the early morning hours of November 9, reporter Israel Vázquez Rangel was shot and killed by unidentified assailants in the central Mexican city of Salamanca. Mr. Rangel, a reporter for the digital news portal El Salmantino, who specialized in police and crime issues, had been reporting on theContinue reading “Salamanca Witnesses Death of Tenth Mexican Journalist”

Reporter Found Murdered in Veracruz

by Andrew Goodell Tezonapa, Veracruz. The newspaper El Mundo, based in Córdoba, Veracruz, reported that one of its reporters, Julio Valdivia, 44, was found dead in the remote town of Motzorongo, near the border with the state of Puebla. Locals reported Mr. Valdivia’s body to local authorities on the afternoon of September 9. He wasContinue reading “Reporter Found Murdered in Veracruz”