Journalists in Mexico and Spain sign agreement to shelter threatened media workers

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  • November 12, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

Mexico’s Foundation for Freedom of Expression (Fundalex) and the Cádiz Press Association (APC) signed an agreement that will allow threatened Mexican journalists to seek refuge in Spain, EFE reports.

According to Síntesis, the so-called “Journalists’ House” will be built in the southern Spanish city of Cádiz to house reporters worldwide whose lives are in danger. Fundalex will identify and evaluate the protection requests from Mexican reporters.

The sanctuary is following the model of a similar shelter in Paris, and organizers plan for it to be complete by the middle of next year.

The agreement states that the APC will help journalists with formal requests for asylum in Spain.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.