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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 - 2 - 23
Diana Calderón, RRU - Colombia

The Colombian Supreme Court has given the current Attorney General, Guillermo Mendoza Diago, two months to fire 2,100 pubic prosecutors who failed to pass an exam and replace them with those who passed it.

2010 - 2 - 22

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) and the Autonomous National University of Mexico (UNAM) announced today they will offer a joint online degree course whose key focus will be the juxtaposition of violence and the practice of freedom of expression.

2010 - 2 - 17

Newspaper editors and publishers from the Mexican states of Durango, Coahuila, Sinaloa and Sonora called on federal and state authorities to provide greater guarantees for the safe practice of journalism during a forum held in Durango on February 16, by the IAPA.

2010 - 2 - 16

On February 2 the IAPA urged the Brazilian government and courts, through the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to take action to ensure that those accused in connection with the 1997 murder of Ronaldo Santana de Araújo do not continue to have their trial delayed.

2010 - 2 - 16

Mexico City (February 16, 2010).–The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today welcomed the decision by Mexico’s Interior Ministry and Attorney General’s Office to reorganize the special prosecutor’s office in charge of crimes against journalists so its battle against the impunity surrounding the crimes is more effective.

2010 - 2 - 11
Geography of Risks blog,

He is thin, of fair complexion and with dark hair. He moves nervously, with a tight-lipped smile and a cold stare. He is very young, he has been reporting for barely three years on security and justice topics, it might seem like a short time but it isn’t if you work in the firing line, in northern Mexico, where to work as a journalist is a highly risky thing.

2010 - 2 - 9

The IAPA voiced concern at a controversial decision on February 8 by a Peruvian court that acquitted the alleged mastermind behind the murder of journalist Alberto Rivera Fernández. The organization fears the decision could “encourage increased impunity in other cases” and called on Peru’s Supreme Court to overturn the acquittal on appeal.

2010 - 2 - 9

The IAPA welcomed a decision in December 2009 by the Supreme Court of Guatemala ordering the reopening of the case of Jorge Carpio Nicolle, publisher of the newspaper El Gráfico and presidential candidate, murdered on July 3, 1993.

2010 - 2 - 4
Darío Fritz and María Idalia Gómez, RRU-Mexico

January 28, 2010 marks the public birth of Geografía de Riesgos (Geography of Risks), a new project that we are undertaking in the IAPA with the objective of investigating acts of violence undermining the work of journalists and news media in Mexico.

2010 - 2 - 1

In a declaration on the third murder of a journalist this year in Mexico, the IAPA today called on authorities to take “tough measures and targeted actions to combat violence against journalists and protect the right to freedom of expression”.

2010 - 1 - 26

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ (IACHR) Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression once again exhorts the Mexican authorities to expedite the strengthening of the investigative agencies charged with solving these kinds of crimes and urges the Mexican State to create, without delay, special protective mechanisms to adequately, effectively, and in a timely fashion address the extremely serious risks faced by journalists in Mexico, particularly near the northern border.

2010 - 1 - 22
Diana Calderón, RRU-Colombia

Council of State member Marco Antonio Velilla, on the short list of candidates for Colombia’s new Attorney General being interviewed by the Supreme Court justices, told them on January 21 that “given a series of acquittals and inactive investigations in cases of murder of journalists in Colombia an inventory needs to be taken in order to determine what needs to be done to obtain progress in such procedures.”

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