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López Obrador creates polarization with attacks on the press and little transparency, say Mexican journalists

With little more than four months in power, the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has implemented a strategy of harassment and disqualification against media that is causing a polarization of the press in that country, according to journalists Salvador Camarena and Daniel Moreno. Read more »


Mexican journalist under federal protection mechanism survives shooting in Oaxaca

A Mexican journalist receiving protection from the government is alive after being shot twice in the state of Oaxaca. Read more »


U.S. Congress member introduces private bill for relief for Mexican journalist who was denied asylum

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, introduced a private bill in Congress to grant Mexican journalist Emilio Gutiérrez Soto an immigrant visa or permanent resident status after his asylum case was denied in February. Read more »


Mexican radio journalist killed in the state of Sonora is fourth journalist killed in country this year

*This story has been updated to include statements and information from the Committee to Protect Journalists as well as statements from the Inter American Press Association.

Journalist and radio host Santiago Barroso was killed in the doorway to his home in the Mexican state of Sonora on the night of March 15. Read more »


U.S. immigration judge denies asylum to Mexican journalist for a second time

A U.S. immigration judge has again denied asylum for a Mexican journalist who fled his country a decade ago out of fear for his life.

Judge Robert Hough denied the requests of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto and his son on Feb. 28, 2019. The journalist’s lawyer has since filed an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Read more »


With 99% impunity for crimes against journalists, organization says Mexican justice system is flawed

The worrisome figures of violence against the press in Mexico – pointed out by various organizations as one of the most dangerous countries to practice journalism – become even more dramatic when taking into account levels of impunity in those cases. According to the organization Article 19 Mexico, impunity for crimes against journalists in the country remains at 99.13 percent, that is, "almost absolute" impunity. Read more »


Mexico Supreme Court decides in favor of freedom of expression and gives new victory to journalist Carmen Aristegui

This post was updated to clarify the authors of the book "La Casa Blanca de Peña Nieto, la historia que cimbró a un gobierno." Also, the Casa Blanca investigation took place over months, not years. The post also clarifies the ownership of the Casa Blanca. Read more »


Mexican Supreme Court confirms journalist Carmen Aristegui was fired illegally

After four years of court proceedings, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation of Mexico (SCJN, for its initials in Spanish) confirmed that the journalist Carmen Aristegui was improperly and illegally dismissed by the MVS radio group, according to the site Aristegui Noticias. Read more »


Radio host killed in Tabasco is second journalist murdered in Mexico this year

A veteran radio host was killed in the state of Tabasco in Mexico on Feb. 9, making him the second media professional murdered in the country this year. Read more »


Journalists break the silence around freedom of expression in Mexico with new blog

What are journalists useful for?

This is the question Mexican journalist Javier Garza tried to answer in the first publication of the blog "Tenemos que Hablar, un blog contra el silencio en México” (We have to talk, a blog against silence in Mexico). Read more »


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