Mexico's CNDH recommends implementing 'comprehensive policy' to protect journalists

"The National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) [of Mexico] considered it necessary for authorities to implement a 'comprehensive policy' beyond the existing protection mechanism to protect journalists.

'It is not enough to reinforce it (the mechanism) in terms of budget or functions if a comprehensive State policy is not built. It is necessary to do something more that has not been done,' explained the organization, which published the diagnosis on the scope and challenges of the 'Protection mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists' and the need for a state policy for the protection defenders and journalists, it stated.

To build this comprehensive policy, the commission detailed, there is something that can and should be done but that has not materialized so far: legislation that 'responds' to reality."

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