Mexican political columnist threatened after criticizing presidential candidate

Political columnist Katia D’Artigues of the Mexican newspaper El Universal said that she and her son received many death threats via Twitter warning her to stop criticizing presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI in Spanish), reported the Program for Freedom of Expression of the Center for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET in Spanish).

Members of the PRI, the party that governed Mexico for 71 years, condemned the threats and denied being involved with the attacks against the journalist, according to the organization Article 19.

The journalist, who resides in Mexico City, filed a report with the city's prosecutor's office and a complaint with the Human Rights Commission, according to CEPET.

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.