The body of a crime reporter who had been abducted Thursday in northwest Sonora State was found Friday inside a plastic bag south of Sonora, Notimex reported.
A Honduran radio journalist has been found executed, authorities said -- the 22nd journalist to be killed in the nation since 2010.
A rise in organized crime makes Honduras one of the deadliest countries in the world, as CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
The Syrian government is trying to "systematically dismantle" the anti-regime "citizen journalist network" and have seized a key player in the operation, activists told CNN Saturday.
Key diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Tuesday that the Syrian government's acceptance of a plan to forge peace and end violence must be more than lip service.
Four journalists accused of being involved in an alleged plot to overthrow the Turkish government were released on Monday pending the outcome of their trial in a case that is seen as a test of press freedom in Turkey.
Ethiopia refuses to free two Swedish journalists accused of terrorism. CNN's Per Nyberg reports.
Two Swedish journalists who were found guilty in Ethiopia of supporting terrorism were sentenced to 11 years in jail Tuesday, the Swedish Foreign Ministry said.
Pakistan is the world's deadliest country to work in for journalists, a dubious distinction it has earned for the second year in a row, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in its annual report.
Two Swedish journalists charged with terrorism in Ethiopia will hear their verdict Wednesday, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. If they are found guilty they could face up to 15 years in prison.
The number of journalists jailed around the world increased more than 20% in 2011, mainly because of government crackdowns in the Middle East and North Africa, a nonprofit organization said Thursday.
A Brazilian cameraman died in a Rio de Janeiro slum while covering a police raid targeting organized drug militias, police said Sunday.
In the days following the 9/11 attacks, Attorney General John Ashcroft asserted that criticism of the Bush administration "only aids terrorists" and "gives ammunition to America's enemies." White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer warned that "all Americans ... need to watch what they say, watch what they do." Meanwhile, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told television executives they should not air videos from Osama bin Laden because these could contain coded messages.
In some countries, the written word brings more than just readers to those bold enough to publish.
An Afghan journalist who champions women's rights still faces extremism at home. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Rebel soldiers gang-raped her, slapping and beating her while she was on assignment. She was a West African journalist trying to report a story that these soldiers didn't want told. Four years after the attack she still calls herself "empty" and "traumatized." She saw her doctor, but never told anyone else but me. Today, she insists on having her story reported -- with the hope that recounting her rape will help her quiet the terrors that replay in her mind.
Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede talks to CNN about his controversial arrest during the 2005 Presidential election.
Sharing a communal cell with 350 other prisoners, Ethiopian journalist Dawit Kebede spent 21 months in a crammed jail, losing his freedom for speaking his mind.
Rights groups are calling for the release of the body of a South African freelance photojournalist and investigation into the role Moammar Gadhafi's forces played in his death in the Libyan desert.
Three journalists who were released by Libyan officials crossed into Tunisia Thursday.
Four journalists are free weeks after they were captured by the Libyan military despite originally being sentenced to jail for a year, a Libyan government spokesman said Wednesday.
The whereabouts of two journalists who disappeared this month while covering the war in Libya were revealed Friday and both appear to be healthy and in custody of the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
Hundreds of Turkish journalists and activists staged an angry march in Istanbul in support of jailed reporters, snatched by police during the ongoing and controversial probe of an alleged plot to overthrow the government.
At least two people died and six others were wounded Sunday when a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a Sunni mosque at the conclusion of a birthday celebration for the Muslim prophet Mohammed, according to local police.
Unidentified gunmen shot and killed a freelance journalist outside his home in Mosul on Thursday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said.
Amid widespread criticism of Egypt for attacks on journalists, the country's prime minister on Saturday said there have been "no instructions to hinder the coverage of the media in the Tahrir area."
Mustapha Al Sayyid of the University of Cairo gives some perspective on the demands protesters are demanding in Egypt.
Journalism advocates and the U.S. government voiced opposition Wednesday to legislative moves in Venezuela that they said could lead to draconian restrictions on the news media and further strengthen the position of President Hugo Chavez.
A newspaper reporter was severely beaten on Monday, making him the second Russian journalist in two days to be attacked by unidentified assailants.
CNN's Matthew Chance reports on the outrage fueled by the savage beating of a reporter in Moscow outside his home.
A Russian newspaper expressed shock Thursday over the beating of one of its journalists who police say staged his own attack.
Russian investigators are searching for clues on yet another nearly fatal attack against a journalist Saturday, and authorities believe the assault is linked to his job.
The toll from a series of explosions across Baghdad climbed to at least 64 dead and 360 wounded Wednesday, Iraq's health minister Saleh Mahdi told state television al-Iraqiya.
At least 63 people were killed and 285 others were wounded in a series of explosions across the capital Tuesday, police said.
The shooting death of a Mexican journalist last week was not due to his work but was related to a "personal problem," a Chihuahua state attorney's office spokesman said Monday.
The Chihuahua attorney general's office said Friday it is investigating whether the car in which two photojournalists were shot Thursday in northern Mexico belonged to a human-rights activist who may have been the intended target.
A photographer for El Diario newspaper in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, was gunned down Thursday, the paper said on its website. A second photographer was injured in the shooting.
A Ugandan news anchor and opposition political activist was beaten and killed this week, while on his way to work, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported Wednesday.
Violence against journalists in Mexico continues with impunity and has resulted in self-censorship that threatens Mexicans' right of freedom of expression, the Committee to Protect Journalists said in a report released Wednesday.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has been sworn in for a second seven-year term.
At least two car bombs exploded Friday near the television studios of Televisa in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state in northeastern Mexico, authorities said.
A Honduran reporter was found shot to death Tuesday in the city of San Pedro Sula, making him at least the eighth journalist killed in the country this year.
An experienced radio journalist was killed during crossfire between Islamist rebels and government forces in Somalia's capital, a journalist rights group said.
The Committee to Protect Journalists appealed Wednesday to the Mexican government to do all it can to bring about the release of four journalists abducted Monday.
A discovery near Durango, Mexico underscores the growing violence among rival drug gangs. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
The killings of seven journalists in Honduras so far this year have not been seriously investigated by authorities, creating an atmosphere lawlessness and impunity, concluded a report by the Committee to Protect Journalists released Tuesday.
The Committee to Protect Journalists has placed 12 countries on its Impunity Index, a list of countries where journalists have been killed and their killers have not been found.
Honduras suffered nine months of political turmoil after a military-led coup removed the elected president. Now, it joins Mexico, riddled with drug violence, as the deadliest place for journalists working in the Western hemisphere.
American officials have condemned plans by the Ethiopian prime minister to block U.S.-funded Voice of America broadcasts in Amharic, the main local language.
Colombia lost one of its best-known independent magazines this month when the parent company of Cambio suddenly announced it was ceasing publication.
The closing of an influential magazine in Colombia is seen by many as censorship. The former managing editor talked to CNN.
In most places, when 16 people are gunned down, the local media reports the incident without missing a beat.
Protests over media freedom continued in Venezuela Tuesday, a day after two student protesters were killed in separate clashes.
Iran once again has more journalists in jail than any other country, the press freedom group Reporters Without Borders announced Wednesday.
A suicide attacker detonated a bomb at a club for journalists in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least four people Tuesday and injuring 17 others, a hospital official said.
The Philippines this year has been the world's most dangerous country for journalists, an official of the advocacy group the Committee to Protect Journalists told CNN's "Amanpour" program Wednesday.
Two international journalists were released Wednesday after more than a year in captivity in Somalia.
Lucio Soria is a recorder of the dead in Ciudad Juarez's drug cartel war.
A court in Zambia has acquitted a newspaper editor who was tried on obscenity charges for mailing photographs of a woman giving birth.
After 16 hours of debate, Argentina's Senate passed a controversial reform law Saturday that critics say targets media outlets critical of the government.
Two journalism groups have announced plans to honor a Sri Lankan reporter who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for articles that criticized the military.
Hundreds of U.S. Marines and Afghan soldiers have moved into southern Afghanistan to protect citizens during upcoming elections, military officials said.
A Ukrainian general has been arrested in connection with the murder of a journalist nearly nine years ago, the country's president said Wednesday.
An imprisoned Iranian-American journalist accused of spying for the United States was freed Monday, ending a four-month ordeal that became a focal point of tension between Washington and Tehran.
The lawyer for imprisoned Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi said Sunday that the court will issue its verdict on her appeal next week.
An Iranian court will hear the appeal Sunday of a U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran, the woman's father told CNN on Saturday.
A U.S. journalist imprisoned in Iran has stopped her hunger strike after more than two weeks, her father said Wednesday.
A U.S. journalist imprisoned for spying in Iran and in the midst of a hunger strike was admitted to the prison hospital to receive nourishment, her father said Tuesday.
Bloggers in Myanmar, Iran and Syria work under some of the most repressive conditions in the world, facing tactics such as regulation, intimidation and even imprisonment, according to a report from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
A journalist in Iran and two others in North Korea represent a tiny percentage of journalists worldwide who have been arrested for their work, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists, an advocacy group.
A U.S. journalist in Iran was sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage, her father, lawyer and news reports said Saturday -- a sentence that prompted denunciation from the United States.
This month on International Correspondents, model, muse and famous war photographer, the glamourous Lee Miller was one of the only female photojournalists documenting World War Two.
An American journalist detained in Iran has received a visit from an attorney, her father said on Monday.
CNN's Ram Ramgopal has a rare look at the plight of civilians in Sri Lanka, trapped between rebels and the army.
Journalists in Sri Lanka have come under a growing number of attacks and intimidation, with some fleeing the country or losing their lives, media analysts and rights groups say.
A crusading Sri Lankan journalist shot dead last week knew he would be killed -- he said so in a dramatic, posthumously published column touching a raw nerve in his war-torn island nation.
Sri Lanka's foreign minister discusses press freedom and comments on the missing journalist who spoke to CNN.
A freelance photographer has been freed after 146 days in captivity in Somalia, a journalists' organization said Friday.
The Televisa TV station in Monterrey, Mexico, came under attack Tuesday night from hooded gunmen who launched a grenade and fired at least one high-power weapon at it, federal authorities said.
Two journalists -- one British and one Spanish -- who were kidnapped in Somalia in November have been released, according to a Somali press group.
A reporter for Somalia's Shabelle Radio was shot and killed Thursday during a gun battle south of Mogadishu, the network reported.
Iraq proved to be the deadliest beat in the world for reporters for the sixth year in a row, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Thursday.
Four journalists have been kidnapped in the Somali port city of Bosasso, officials and an international press freedom group say.
A Russian journalist died Wednesday from gunshot wounds sustained the night before -- the second Russian journalist fatally gunned down this week.
British broadcaster Sky News Wednesday criticized the jail sentences given to three of its drivers in Zimbabwe, where a court found them guilty of possessing broadcast equipment without authorization.
A female journalist in Saudi Arabia is campaigning for change and making a difference. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
A top Saudi blogger who was jailed late last year remains in prison more than two months later for unspecified, non-security matters -- and there are few signs that he will be freed anytime soon.
China frees a Hong Kong journalist accused of spying for Taiwan. CNN's Hugh Riminton reports.
A mine exploded Monday on a road in southern Somalia, killing four people -- three members of the medical humanitarian group Medecins Sans Frontieres and a journalist.
Journalist groups rushed to the defense of Somalia's Shabelle Media Network after its Mogadishu facilities came under fire, reportedly from government forces.
U.S. First Lady Laura Bush on Sunday issued a statement condemning last week's killing of the woman director of Peace Radio in Afghanistan, citing the slaying represents the threat terrorism poses to the dignity of women in that country.
The parents of BBC reporter Alan Johnston, who was kidnapped last month in Gaza, have appealed for news of his condition after an unknown militant group said it had killed him.
The BBC said Sunday it is "deeply concerned" about an unknown militant group's claim that it has killed a BBC reporter kidnapped last month in Gaza, but is treating the statement as a "rumor with no independent verification."
The BBC has appealed for any information about Alan Johnston, the network's correspondent in Gaza who is believed to have been kidnapped in the Palestinian territory a week ago.
The British Broadcasting Corporation said Monday it believes its correspondent in Gaza may have been kidnapped.
Seventeen people died Thursday in scattered attacks across Baghdad, including nine at a Sunni satellite TV station, police said.
CBS correspondent Kimberly Dozier was "doing as well as can be expected" a day after being critically wounded in a roadside bomb attack that killed two colleagues, according to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
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