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Topic “Mexico”

Media collaboration and citizen input fueled Verificado 2018's fact-checking of Mexican elections

Verificado 2018, a collaborative journalism project from news site Animal Político and AJ + Español that has dozens of media and civil society organizations as allies, served as a catalyst for truthful information throughout political campaigning season and on election day in Mexico. Read more »


Election day in Mexico keeps organizations busy monitoring attacks on journalists, including intimidation and theft

Mexico held historic elections on July 1 with a landslide victory from Andrés Manuel López Obrador. And in an electoral season of unprecedented violence against politicians and political candidates, the press was also a target. Read more »


Threatened police reporter killed in Quintana Roo, Mexico ahead of general elections

Police reporter José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed at a bar in the state of Quintana Roo just ahead of general elections in Mexico. Read more »


UN, IACHR: Aggression against journalists is the most direct and significant threat against freedom of expression in Mexico

While Mexico is preparing for the general elections on July 1, the recent joint report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations (UN) urges the country’s government to guarantee the safety of journalists covering the electoral process as they are vulnerable to threats and physical aggression by political actors and third parties. Read more »


Mexican journalist and U.S. photographer based in Caracas honored with IWMF Courage in Journalism Award

Rosario Mosso Castro, investigative reporter and editor-in-chief of Mexican magazine ZETA, and U.S. photojournalist Meridith Kohut, who documents the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, are recipients of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF). Read more »


Mexican authorities carry out arrest warrant for second person in journalist Javier Valdez's murder case

The Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (Feadle) of Mexico, with the help of Federal Police, carried out an arrest warrant against Juan Francisco “N,” known as “Quillo,” “for his probable participation in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, on May 15, 2017,” according to the Attorney General’s Office (PGR, for its acronym in Spanish). Read more »


Names of slain Mexican and Colombian journalists added to memorial of Washington, D.C. museum for press freedom


The names of two journalists from Mexico and another from Colombia will be added to the Journalists Memorial at the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum. Read more »


Mexican journalist who reported on crime and security is beaten to death in Tamaulipas

Mexican journalist Héctor González Antonio was found dead on May 29 in Ciudad Victoria, capital of the Mexican state of Tamaulipas, according to local authorities. Read more »


Organizations in Colombia and Mexico create initiatives to hold political candidates accountable for treatment of the press

As Latin American journalists prepare to cover the political campaigns and elections taking place across the region over the next few months, they are facing candidates and members of the public hostile to the profession, including some who will use verbal attacks to interfere with their work.

So as reporters, photographers and editors head to polling places and rallies to cover election season, freedom of expression organizations and journalism advocates are monitoring attacks on the press and creating initiatives to promote accountability from candidates. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeking asylum will return to court with new evidence and support from U.S. journalism community

The lawyer for Mexican reporter Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who has been in a detention center in El Paso, Texas since December 2017, says he has new evidence to convince the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to grant the journalist asylum. Read more »