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In this area are compiled reports that may or may not be linked to the legal proceedings contained in this page, as well as any other information that affects the climate of impunity or justice surrounding crimes against journalists.
2010 - 5 - 12
By Ernesto Pérez

An alleged gang member that the National Civil Police (PNC) have linked to the murder of news photographer Christian Poveda was arrested on May 6 in the El Salvador capital, San Salvador.

2010 - 5 - 12

United Nations human rights experts urged the government of Honduras to take action to protect journalists working in the Central American country following the murder of six of them in the last month and a half.

2010 - 5 - 11
Diana Calderón. RRU-Colombia

In the first four months of the year there have been three murders of journalists in Colombia. It is a figure higher than that in 2006, when in all of that year three journalists were killed because of their work.

2010 - 5 - 8
Diana Calderón,RRU-Colombia

Journalists Edgar Astudillo and Alexis Torrecilla have called on a number of press freedom organizations and on the IAPA’s Rapid Response Unit to keep close watch on the investigation into the murder of fellow journalist Clodomiro Castilla, committed on March 19 in Monteria, Córdoba province.

2010 - 5 - 4

The IAPA submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) a formal charge in two cases of journalists murdered in Brazil in 1995 and 2001 that remain unpunished.

2010 - 5 - 3
Alejandro Aguirre, IAPA President

Miami (April 30, 2002)— On this May 3, World Press Freedom Day, we will honor the memory of all those journalists killed while carrying out their duty and express our most heartfelt sympathy to the children, spouses, parents and colleagues who are mourning their losses.

2010 - 4 - 30

Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But around the world, there are Governments and those wielding power who find many ways to obstruct it.

2010 - 4 - 27

The IAPA urged Honduras’ President Porfirio Lobo, during his visit to Miami, to consider five concrete recommendations for the adoption of “new legal and judicial instruments” to produce greater effectiveness in combating the wave of crimes against journalists in his country.

2010 - 4 - 25
Anne-Marie O'Connor, Washington Post

Honduran television reporter Jorge Alberto "Georgino" Orellana had just left the station where he hosted his own show when a man stepped from the shadows, shot him dead and vanished.

2010 - 4 - 24
By Anne-Marie O'Connor,

Honduran television reporter Jorge Alberto "Georgino" Orellana had just left the station where he hosted his own show when a man stepped from the shadows, shot him dead and vanished.

2010 - 4 - 22
Ricardo Trotti, Director of the Project Against Impunity

We will not make significant advances in the battle against crimes against journalists and the impunity surrounding them without the creation of a sense of unity and solidarity among a country’s news media and journalists. Nor will it advance without a strategy undertaken by international press freedom organizations to provide support for those two values.

2010 - 4 - 21
Ricardo Trotti, Freedom of the Press Director, IAPA

The perception of justice in Brazil is the same as in other countries – that it is slow, vulnerable to corruption and that poor people end up more rapidly in jail than rich people.

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