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Coalition calls for release of Mexican journalist seeking asylum in U.S.

As attacks against reporters in Mexico increase, a coalition of immigration lawyers and organizations that defend journalists is calling for the release of a Mexican reporter detained at the border after asking for political asylum in the United States.... Read more»

With bodies piling up, no end in sight in war on Mexican journalists

The Mexican press has been stifled over the past decade, caught in the crossfire of drug violence and government corruption. Today, the country is one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a journalist. 90 have been killed and 23 have disappeared over the past 15 years.... Read more»

2012 was one of the bloodiest years for journalists

121 journalists died in 2012, making it one of the bloodiest years on record. ... Read more»

Mexican paper El Mañana stops covering violence after second grenade attack

A newspaper in Nuevo Laredo announced Wednesday it would no longer cover “violent disputes” after a second grenade attack against its office in as many months. Other newspapers in northern Mexico have stopped publishing stories about the drug war to protect their journalists against threats.... Read more»

Mexican police find slain journalist in car trunk

Another journalist has been killed in Mexico, this time in the central state of Morelos.... Read more»

Journalists found slain in Mexico

The dismembered bodies of two photojournalists were found in Mexico’s eastern state of Veracruz Thursday, less than a week after a magazine reporter was found dead in her home in the same state.... Read more»

Journalists missing, killed in Latin America

It's been another week of chilling reminders of the high risks for journalists in parts of Latin America, with two killings turning the news lens on reporters. Now, a possible kidnapping in Colombia has put the danger further into focus.... Read more»

66 journalists killed worldwide in 2011

This year 66 journalists have been killed worldwide, according to the French-based advocacy organization, Reporters Without Borders.... Read more»

Mexican journalist wins asylum in Texas

Last summer, Alejandro Hernandez Pacheco was almost certain he was going to die — he just didn’t know how. Would he be killed quickly, with a gunshot wound to the head? Or would he fare worse and become a victim of torture and agony, stories he knew all too well as a cameraman for a Mexican news agency?... Read more»

Syria urged to release journalist Dorothy Parvaz

The Syrian government has confirmed that it is holding Al Jazeera English journalist Dorothy Parvaz, a UA graduate. “We are concerned for Dorothy’s safety and well-being," said an Al Jazeera spokesman.... Read more»