El Salvador

2009

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Philippines, Somalia fuel record death toll

CPJ survey finds at least 68 journalists killed in 2009

Family members of journalists killed in the Maguindanao massacre. (Reuters)

New York, December 17, 2009—At least 68 journalists worldwide were killed for their work in 2009, the highest yearly tally ever documented by the Committee to Protect Journalists, the organization said in its year-end analysis. The record toll was driven in large part by the election-related slaughter of more than 30 media workers in the Philippine province of Maguindanao, the deadliest event for the press in CPJ history.

Blog   |   El Salvador

Six face murder charges in French filmmaker’s slaying

Six men—five members of a Salvadoran street gang and a police agent—face murder charges in the death of French filmmaker Christian Gregorio Poveda Ruiz, El Salvador’s attorney general’s office said. Poveda, whose new documentary on a violent Salvadoran gang was scheduled for wide release at the end of this month, was gunned down on September 2 just north of the capital, San Salvador, according to local and international new reports.
September 11, 2009 11:15 AM ET

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Alerts   |   El Salvador

Filmmaker who documented Salvadoran gangs is slain

(AFP)New York, September 3, 2009--The bullet-ridden body of journalist Christian Poveda, whose new documentary on a violent Salvadoran street gang was scheduled for wide release this month, was discovered Wednesday afternoon just north of the capital, San Salvador, according to local and international press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Salvadoran authorities to thoroughly investigate the slaying.
September 3, 2009 2:27 PM ET

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Statements   |   El Salvador

Documentary filmmaker killed in El Salvador

We issued the following statement today in response to the killing of Franco-Spanish documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Christian Poveda who was shot to death on Wednesday in El Salvador where he had been covering violent gangs...

September 3, 2009 12:18 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico

Drug Trade, Violent Gangs Pose Grave Danger

Powerful drug traffickers in Mexico, gangsters in Brazilian slums, paramilitaries in Colombia, and violent street gangs in El Salvador and Guatemala are terrorizing the press. Self-censorship is widespread. By Carlos Lauría

February 10, 2009 12:58 AM ET

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