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Topic “Mexico”

Mexican journalists seeking protection from drug-related violence run into U.S. bureaucracy and stereotypes

After living through a violent nightmare in Mexico, arrival at the doorstep of the United States should feel like a welcome relief for threatened Mexican journalists.

The reality, however, is much more somber as journalists find themselves confronted by a society full of perceptions and stereotypes of Mexican immigrants, and stuck trying to navigate through an outdated asylum process that neglects contemporary forms of persecution. Read more »


Police accused of kidnapping and beating a reporter in Mexico for filming confrontation


Police arrested a Mexican journalist for recording a confrontation after an election from the window of his hotel room in the city of Motozintla, Chiapas, near the Guatemalan border, reported the news agency ANSA. Read more »


In freedom of online speech, U.S. and Cuba at opposite extremes: Freedom House report

The United States and Cuba are at opposite extremes of Freedom House’s Freedom on the Net 2012 report. According to the New York-based organization, the United States was ranked the second most “free” country in the world for online expression, while Cuba was listed as the second to worst.

Freedom House ranked 47 countries as "free," "partly free," or "not free" for its 2012 report, which surveyed six countries in the Americas -- Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela and the U.S. Read more »


Mexican reporter seeks asylum in France after threats and the killing of nine other journalists


Following threats against his life, another journalist from Veracruz, Mexico has decided to seek asylum abroad, reported the Foundation for Freedom of Expression. Andrés Timoteo Morales, reporter for the La Jornada newspaper and columnist for the newspaper Notiver in the city of Veracruz, is currently soliciting asylum in France, according to the newspaper Tabasco Hoy. Read more »


At least 15 reporters have fled Mexico because of threats, another 20 seek refuge in the capital


At least 15 journalists have fled Mexico seeking asylum abroad, according to an interview with Reporters Without Borders (RSF in French) Mexico representative Balbina Flores on Radio Fórmula. Read more »


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