Probe launched over Mexican president disclosing phone number of NYT journalist

  • Source: Reuters
  • February 23, 2024

"Mexico's freedom of information body INAI said on Thursday it was initiating an investigation after the country's president disclosed the phone number of a New York Times journalist looking into alleged ties between his allies and drug cartels.

The disclosure took place during President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's daily news conference.


'This is a troubling and unacceptable tactic from a world leader at a time when threats against journalists are on the rise,' [The New York Times] wrote in a post on X."

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