Posts Tagged ‘National Commission on Human Rights’

Hmm, somehow this must have escaped mainstream media attention for years right?

Or no doubt the whole world would have been just as outraged as they are about France.

Then again they’ve also failed to notice all the missing journalists in Egypt since the counter-revolution began? Strange or what?

A new report also reveals dozens of disappearances of journalists and hundreds of attacks against them – very few of which have been investigated.

According to a new study released by the National Commission on Human Rights (CNDH) Wednesday, 97 journalists have been killed in Mexico in connection with their work since 2010.

The bodies of mexican journalist Alberto Lopez and another man were found in a cornfield in the municipality of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico July 2013, no one has ever been charged.

The new research also revealed 22 cases of disappearances and 433 attacks against journalists and media offices since 2005. Investigations into the crimes have been carried out in very few cases.

The CNHD has criticized the Mexican government for their lack of actionregarding violence against journalists in the country. It also emphasized the importance of guaranteeing freedom of expression in the country to ensure the free flow of news and information, which means guaranteeing the right of journalists to work in a safe environment.

“The state is first required to become a guarantor of freedom of expression, since the institutions must assume their primary responsibility and give validity to democracy in our country,” said the organization.

The most dangerous places for journalists to work in Mexico include Mexico City and the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Michoacán, Sinaloa, Oaxaca, Chihuahua, Puebla and Campeche.

97 Journalists Killed in Mexico in Past 4 Years

Caged in Cairo, where journalism is now a crime.

Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were arrested in Cairo on December 29 and charged with reporting news that was “damaging to national security,” according to the Egyptian judicary.

The three have now been held for 378 days on charges that Al Jazeera strongly denies. Al Jazeera stands by its reporting from Egypt and continues to demand the release of its journalists.


Syria is one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. At least 30 are reported to be missing or kidnapped. The Committee to Protect Journalists has a dedicated page for concerns in Syria, the most dangerous country for reporters, and has tried to keep track of the number of journalists missing and killed across the world.

Below is a link to details about the missing journalists worldwide, according to the CPJ’s “missing” page and other sources.


John Pilger, 2010, There Is A War On Journalism