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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.
2011 - 12 - 20

New York, December 20, 2011- Political conflict and unrest proved deadly for journalists in 2011, while governments failed to prosecute those who targeted reporters for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists" year-end survey of journalists killed in the line of duty.

2011 - 12 - 7

Reporters Without Borders and its partner organization, the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), have decided to wage a joint campaign against the violence and impunity that Mexican journalists have been suffering for the past decade. To this end, they are organizing a forum on “Justice for Murdered and Disappeared Journalists” in Mexico City on 10 December.

2011 - 12 - 6

Miami (December 6, 2011)—The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) a formal denunciation of the unpunished murders of Colombian journalists whose cases became subject to a statute of limitations this year.

2011 - 12 - 6

Miami (December 6, 2011)—The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today roundly condemned the murder of an Honduran journalist.

2011 - 11 - 29

An ex-police officer and ex-deputy in Argentina has been found guilty of killing a journalist 35 years ago, reported the Associated Press on Nov. 25. Judge Adrián González found Luis Abelardo Patti guilty of the kidnapping, torture and killing of Ricardo Giménez in January, 1976, two months before the military coup d"état that ushered in Argentina"s last dictatorship.

2011 - 11 - 22
Ricardo Trotti

Este 23 de noviembre se conmemora por primera vez el Día Mundial Contra la Impunidad, coordinado por un grupo de instituciones que defienden la libertad de prensa y de expresión en todo el planeta.

2011 - 11 - 22

A security guard came across Tamayo"s naked body in a motel room in Zihuatanejo, a Pacific coastal resort town in the southern state of Guerrero on 10 November 2006. His body was found with his hands tied behind his back. Three small puncture marks on his arm suggested he may have been given a lethal injection. A preliminary autopsy concluded that he died from a massive heart attack.

2011 - 11 - 15

Each day leading up to the International Day to End Impunity on 23 November, we will reveal a story on the calendar below of a journalist, writer, artist or free expression advocate who was killed in the line of duty on that day and whose case remains unsolved.

2011 - 11 - 15

The IAPA also condemned the armed attack on the offices of the newspaper El Siglo de Torreón in Coahuila state that occurred early today.

2011 - 11 - 2
Pat Hirschl and Lucina Kathmann, Pen International

“For every 100 crimes committed in Mexico, only three are charged, fewer than two come before a judge. Perpetrators get away with murder. They get away with kidnapping and extortion. They get away with everything,” noted UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)’s searing report to the August 25 and 26 Conferencia Hemisferica Universitaria in Puebla. The UNAM report continued, “even though formal advances have been made in human rights recognition, much more must be done to establish effective means to defend those rights.”

2011 - 10 - 27

Rodolfo Walsh, who disappeared after being kidnapped 25 March 1977, was the best known of the Argentine journalists who fell victim to state terror because of their work or their political involvement.

2011 - 10 - 19

The greatest danger that journalists have to face is physical violence and crimes against them, the IAPA concluded after five days of deliberations during its General Assembly in Lima, Peru, which wound up yesterday, saying that the lack of justice surrounding such crimes “is one of the most important factors to keep alive the tragic wave of aggressions against press professionals that has been going on for decades” and “shameless impunity has reigned for their perpetrators.”

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