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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 - 10 - 19

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) adopted six resolutions with the common theme of complaining to the governments of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Peru about the recent and unpunished murder of journalists. In another document it reported on the outcome of the Declaration of Puebla regarding the proposal to combat impunity emerging from the universities conference held in August in Mexico.

2011 - 10 - 12
Tania Lara, Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas

After the bodies of two young people were hanged from a bridge and a journalist was gruesomely decapitated for using social media and the Internet to denounce organized crime in the Mexican border city of Nuevo Laredo, the old strategy of using pseudonyms on blogs, social media and the Internet no longer offers the protection it once did.

2011 - 10 - 6

TEGUCIGALPA (AP) The U.N."s independent expert on freedom of speech says he worries the Honduran government remains tight-lipped on the killings of 23 journalists over the past four years.

2011 - 9 - 26

Miami (September 26, 2011)—The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today condemned yet one more journalist’s murder in Mexico and blamed the government of President Felipe Calderón “for lacking the political will needed” to implant a strategy to end the violence, administer justice and ensure full freedom of the press.

2011 - 9 - 24
By Virginia Power and Ronald Koven

UNESCO organized two days of UN system interagency meetings Sept. 13-14 to examine journalists" safety and impunity for crimes against them. The goal of the meetings was to outline a comprehensive action plan by UN agencies to combat impunity and improve journalists" safety by bringing NGOs and international organizations together.

2011 - 9 - 16

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed concern at the murder in Brazil of Valderlei Canuto Leandor – the fifth such crime in the South American country this year – and urged officials there to investigate promptly so as to determine who was responsible and whether he was killed because of his work.

2011 - 9 - 16

Miami (September 16, 2011)—The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed anger at the murder of journalist José Oquendo Reyes, the third such crime in Peru this year and the 27th in the Americas. It announced that violence against journalists, action to safeguard them and putting an end to impunity will be the main issues to be discussed at its General Assembly to be held in Lima in October.

2011 - 9 - 15

At a time when the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) is calling on UNESCO and the United Nations to use their influence for governments to be more dedicated and effective in the defense and protection of the work of the press, the organization was astonished that in Colombia another case of a journalist murdered 20 years ago has gone unpunished.

2011 - 9 - 15

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed outrage at the murder of two Mexican young people, killed in apparent reprisal for their exposure on social media of drug trafficking activities.

2011 - 9 - 14

Colombia’s Foundation for Press Freedom (FLIP) regretted the decision to make the case of the murder of journalist Arsenio Hoyos, killed on September 13, 1991, in Granada, Meta, subject to statute of limitations, a decision made after 20 years in which no one has been convicted, bringing to eight this year the number of cases with statute of limitations and remaining unsolved.

2011 - 9 - 13

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today demanded more political will by governments to reform public policies to effectively combat the impunity surrounding crimes against journalists and called on them to create programs for the protection of members of the press. The forum was sponsored by the United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its headquarters in Paris, France.

2011 - 9 - 12

The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) today expressed concern at the murder on Thursday last week of another journalist in Honduras and renewed its call on officials in the Central American country to investigate promptly to determine the motives and bring those responsible to justice.

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