Mexico's Media Faced a Record Number of Violent Attacks in 2015
A new report documented nearly 400 violent attacks on media workers in Mexico during 2015, including seven murders. The report blames public officials, as well as drug cartels, for the record number of assaults.
Mexican Journalists Are Still Being Killed Despite Promises of Protection
Up to eight journalists have been killed in Mexico this year, even though the dangers to the local media have been attracting international attention for years and prompted multiple promises from the government to act.
How Veracruz Became the Most Dangerous State in Mexico for Journalists
With hundreds of unsolved disappearances, rampant extortion, frequent kidnappings, and no fewer than 14 journalists killed in the past five years, a climate of fear governs Veracruz.
Small Newspaper in Veracruz Comes Under Attack Days After Photojournalist Massacre
Assailants set three vehicles on fire outside the offices of a newspaper in the city of Poza Rica. The owner of the paper said he trusted Governor Javier Duarte to protect reporters in Mexico's most violent state for the press.
Victim in Photojournalist Killing: ‘If Anything Happens to Me,’ It Was the Veracruz Governor
Nadia Vera, 32, was among five victims killed Friday in Mexico, including photographer Ruben Espinosa. She said in November that Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte would be "responsible" if she suffered any attack.
Women Killed Alongside Mexican Photojournalist Were Tortured and Raped
Three of the four women who were killed along with Ruben Espinosa were assaulted before being shot in the head. Loved ones identified them as friends ranging in ages from 18 to 32, and one 40-year-old house cleaner.