The violence suffered by women journalists in Mexico

"Exercising journalism in our country [Mexico] can cause censorship, intimidation, smear campaigns or threats, which can escalate to physical violence, attacks, homicide or femicide. In this case, women journalists experience a double condition of risk: the first linked to their gender that places them in great inequalities compared to men; and the second, discrimination when exercising their right to freedom of expression.

The combination of both factors means that women journalists are the target of psychological, physical, patrimonial, economic, digital or sexual violence. The Impunity report. Violence against women journalists recorded that during said six-year term [2012 to 2018], 422 cases of violence against women journalists occurred in 31 of the 32 states of the country; and, at least six of these six were femicides."

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