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Topic “Mexico”

Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign

Several Latin American journalists are featured as part of the International Freedom of Expression Network’s (IFEX) International Day to End Impunity, a month-long campaign that recounts how reporters, human rights activists, and artists from around the world have been forcibly silenced for their advocacy on promoting freedom of expression. The campaign culminates on Friday, Nov. 23. Read more »


Police arrest two journalists in Mexico allegedly linked to organized crime


Two reporters were arrested and accused of participating in organized crime in the central Mexican state of Aguascalientes. These cases are the most recent accusations against journalists of having connections to drug traffickers in the state over the last two years.

In total, four journalists have been accused of "organized crime with intent" in the state, reported the newspaper El Sol del Centro. Read more »


Four years after the murder of Mexican journalist in Ciudad Juárez, crime remains unsolved


By Rocío Gallegos*

Armando Rodríguez “El Choco”, a police beat reporter for newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, was murdered in Nov. 2008 in front of his house. Rodríguez was taking his daughter to school that morning and died protecting her. Read more »


Journalists face death and impunity in provincial Mexico, says renowned writer Alma Guillermoprieto

In an essay published in the Nov. 22 edition of The New York Review of Books, celebrated journalist Alma Guillermoprieto mentions a press conference that took place a few years ago in the Mexican state of Durango summoned by the vicious drug trafficking organization Los Zetas. She asks readers to place themselves in the attending reporters’ shoes: Read more »


Bill moves forward in Mexico to criminalize "crying wolf" on social media


The state congress of Veracruz, Mexico is considering a bill to reform the Gulf state's penal code to punish offenders with one to four years in prison for disturbing public order by publishing fasle alarms regarding emergencies or violent acts, reported the website Animal Político. Read more »


Suspects still at large a year after newspaper offices burned in Mexico


A year after the offices of the Mexican newspaper El Buen Tono were burned down by armed men in Córdoba, Veracruz, its directors and employees penned an editorial demanding the arsonists be brought to justice, according to the magazine Proceso. Read more »


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