New York, November
20, 2009—A Mexican reporter who had recently covered corruption and
organized crime was reported missing this week in the western state of
Michoacán, according to local news reports. María Esther Aguilar Cansimbe, at left, was
last seen on November 11 near her home in
New York, November 11, 2009—A court in Oaxaca has not ordered the release of Juan Manuel Martínez Moreno, who was charged last year for the 2006 killing of U.S. journalist Bradley Roland Will, contrary to initial news reports in the Mexican press.
New York, November 3, 2009—Crime reporter Bladimir Antuna García was found murdered Monday night, according local news reports, after reportedly being abducted from a street in the Mexican city of Durango that morning. The Committee to Protect Journalists called on Mexican authorities to show their commitment to press freedom and the protection of Mexican journalists by immediately bringing all those responsible to justice.
New York, September 25, 2009—Mexico must put an end
to the pattern of impunity in journalists’ murders by prosecuting all those
responsible for Wednesday’s brutal killing of Norberto Miranda Madrid, the
Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Miranda, a harsh critic of local
crime, was shot to death in his office in Nuevo Casas Grandes in northern
New York, July 29,
2009--Mexican authorities found the
brutally beaten body of a journalist partially buried near the southwestern resort city of
On June 3, 2009, Mexican Judge José Alberto Ciprés Sánchez
sentenced Hiram Oliveros Ortiz to 16 years in prison for the 2004 murder of
journalist Roberto Javier Mora García, editorial director of the Nuevo
Laredo-based daily El Mañana,
the paper reported. The following day, Oliveros' attorney
appealed the decision to the Supreme Court of the State of
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