While Mexico is preparing for the general elections on July 1, the recent joint report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations (UN) urges the country’s government to guarantee the safety of journalists covering the electoral process as they are vulnerable to threats and physical aggression by political actors and third parties.
Three years after she was taken off the air, a Mexican federal court ruled that the dismissal of Carmen Aristegui from the MVS radio group was illegal.
The 2018 Digital News Report from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) surveyed four Latin American countries and found that in each case, a majority of respondents are accessing their news from their smartphones.
Rosario Mosso Castro, investigative reporter and editor-in-chief of Mexican magazine ZETA, and U.S. photojournalist Meridith Kohut, who documents the humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, are recipients of the 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF).
The Special Prosecutor’s Office for the Attention of Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression (Feadle) of Mexico, with the help of Federal Police, carried out an arrest warrant against Juan Francisco “N,” “for his probable participation in the murder of journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, on May 15, 2017.”
The names of two journalists from Mexico and another from Colombia will be added to the Journalists Memorial at the Washington, D.C.-based Newseum.
Mexico was the second country in the region to implement a protection mechanism. However, after three years of its existence, its effectiveness continues to be questioned as the numbers of journalists murdered grow. This is the first of a series of posts about special protection mechanisms for journalists created by governments in Latin America.