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Mexican fact-checker offers advice on how to handle a change of executive power

"Mexican fact-checkers say consistency, transparency and humility helped them maintain credibility with their audience after executive power shifted in their country in 2018. As America prepares for the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Jorge Ramis, audience editor at the Mexican fact-checking organization Animal Político, said U.S. fact-checkers should build on their work fact-checking the Trump […]

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Acquittal of Mexican journalist Carmen Olsen is 'an achievement for freedom of expression'

“Journalist Carmen Olsen was acquitted of the prison sentence against her for the crime of 'outrages against authority,' which is an achievement for freedom of expression and a setback to the use of this type of penalty to criminalize journalism. The journalist was notified of the resolution determined by the Fourth Criminal Chamber in Mexicali, […]

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New sentencing in the murder of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez 'makes access to justice impossible'

“On Jan. 6 of this year, Jorge Sánchez – the son of Moisés Sánchez, a journalist who disappeared and was murdered in 2015 – received notification of the reinstatement of criminal proceedings of police officers who were already sentenced in 2018 for the crime of failure to comply in the course of duty and for co-participation […]

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Mexico: Former mayor implicated in the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach is arrested

"Hugo Amed 'S,' of the National Action Party (PAN, for its acronym in Spanish), was arrested for his probable participation in assisting the intellectual author and material authors of the murder of journalist Miroslava Breach, confirmed the Attorney General's Office (FGR) through the Special Prosecutor's Office for Human Rights (FEMDH). Shultz Alcaraz was mayor of […]

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Mexican reporter protests by drawing his own blood outside the Ministry of the Interior

"Omar Bello Pineda, a reporter from Guerrero who has been displaced in Mexico City for three years and has received death threats, protested at the Ministry of the Interior, since the Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists refused to provide him with guards. Along with another couple of protesters who were […]

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Photojournalist murdered in Zacatecas, Mexico after covering the discovery of two bodies

"Photojournalist Jaime Castaño Zacarías was killed on Wednesday in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The reporter was administrator of the PrensaLibreMx page and worked in the social communication area of the Jerez City Council and was intercepted by armed persons while driving his motorcycle hours after having covered the discovery of two bodies on a […]

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Former Mexican President Felipe Calderón claims that during his six-year term, MVS Radio offered to fire Carmen Aristegui

"Former President Felipe Calderón said this Friday that during his tenure, a communication company offered him the dismissal of journalist Carmen Aristegui. The forementioned, in clear reference to the dispute between the journalist and MVS Radio in 2011, which led to her leaving the air between Feb. 7 and 18 of that year, for requesting […]

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Armed group attacks journalist in Veracruz, Mexico

“A group of armed men attacked a journalist for the media outlet Presente in the municipality of Poza Rica, north of Veracruz. According to what was released by the same media outlet, the communicator was traveling in a company vehicle when some men blocked his way and opened fire on him. The name of the […]

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Mexican photojournalist abducted by armed group in Sinaloa is released

"Mexican photojournalist Carlos Zaaráin, who was abducted last Saturday by an armed group in the western state of Sinaloa along with two other people, was released last night, according to newspaper Noroeste, where the informant works. 'After being held for almost 24 hours, the photojournalist managed to return to his relatives in an apparent response […]

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AMLO asks for investigation of Mexicans Against Corruption; 'We do not operate in secrecy,' it responds

"Mexicans Against Corruption and Impunity (MCCI) responded, through a statement, that the organization does not operate in secrecy and that its financing comes from donations that are reported to the tax authorities. The foregoing, after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador warned in his morning press conference that financial support for the organization, which he said […]