Mexican Investigative Journalist Killed

Javier Valdez Cárdenas was shot and killed this week near the offices of Ríodoce, the local weekly he founded in 2003 in Culiacán, the capital of Sinaloa state. He covered drug trafficking and crime and wrote several books about the drug trade. His death follows the March murder of his colleague at La Jornada, Miroslava Breach, who was shot eight times outside her home. The New York Times recently noted that more than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000.

Source: CPJ

Posted on: May 18, 2017

Investigative Reporters Win Knight Int’l Award

Investigative reporters from Bosnia and Mexico who have exposed financial crimes and misconduct at the highest levels are winners of the 2016 Knight International Journalism Award. Honors went to Miranda Patrucic of the Sarajevo-based Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and the investigative team at Aristegui Noticias, a Mexican news site led by Carmen Aristegui.

Source: International Center for Journalists

Posted on: May 19, 2016

SIMA Awards Go to Docs from 14 Countries

The winning documentaries of the Social Impact Media Awards were just announced. The honorees include lots of intriguing works from 14 countries. Best Feature Documentary went to Who Is Dayani Cristal, a chilling, investigative hunt for an unidentified man found dead along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Source: Social Impact Media Awards

Posted on: March 14, 2015

HacksLabs Funds Latin Data Journalism Projects

Three Latin American data journalism projects focused on transparency and accountability have won $25,000 grants from HacksLabs. Mexican daily El Universal and Chile's Zoohash will track government spending, while Mexico's Animal Político will map organized crime.

Source: IJNet

Posted on: December 29, 2014

Meet a Brave Reporter in Ciudad Juarez

Despite the murder of dozens of journalists and constant intimidation from the police and drug cartels, Ciudad Juarez’s reporters aren’t backing down. “We don’t have time to put on a hero’s T-shirt. We have to do our work each and every day … and help our community overcome this,” Martin Orquiz says.

Source: Buzzfeed

Posted on: January 7, 2014

Women at Forefront of Mexico Investigative Rptg

Women increasingly make up an important part of the media landscape in Mexico. According to a study by the organization Communication and Information for Women, there are more women journalists in radio and television than men, and they are increasingly the ones reporting on large-scale investigations.

Source: Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: June 28, 2013

Mexican Journalists March To Demand End to Murders

Some 400 people gathered today in the center of Xalapa, capital of Mexico's Veracruz state, in a march to demand justice in the murder of journalist Regina Martinez and an end to attacks on the press. The Committee to Protect Journalists says that 12 Mexican journalists have disappeared from 2006 to 2012.

Source: Associated Press

Posted on: April 28, 2013