Two daily newspapers in Mexico have created their own cable television news channels to compete against the limited coverage that Mexico's network duopoly provide the country on broadcast television. Starting on Sept. 2, Excélsior, the oldest paper in Mexico, will begin broadcasting a 24 hour news channel under its brand using its own reporters. Read more »
Awarding-winning journalists for Univision talk about challenges in investigating controversial "Fast and Furious"
Despite difficulties in obtaining public records and information from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, reporters with Univision’s investigative unit were able to uncover numerous unknown details about the controversial gun-smuggling scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Read more »
The Civic Association for Communication and Information for Women (CIMAC in Spanish) released a report yesterday on violence against female journalists in Mexico. The document details the types of offenders, forms of violence, age and marital status of almost 100 journalists who have been attacked or intimidated in the last decade. Read more »
Prosecutor for crimes against freedom of expression in Mexico to investigate killing of journalist "El Choco"
The assassination of Mexican reporter Armando “El Choco” Rodríguez, committed in 2008, will be the first homicide case taken up by the federal government's Special Prosecutor's Office on Crimes Committed against Freedom of Expression, reported El Diario de Juárez. Read more »
Court revokes sentence of man accused of killing Mexican journalist after torture claims, lack of evidence
The Bartolomé Carrasco Briseño Regional Center for Human Rights, located in Mexico, denounced new threats against journalist Pedro Matías Arrazola, correspondent for Proceso magazine in the state of Oaxaca and anchor of an online news show. Read more »
Mexican authorities confirmed that a body found in the state of Oaxaca on Wednesday, July 17 , belonged to journalist Alberto López Bello, according to newsite Animal Político. The 28-year-old López Bello covered the police beat for the daily El Imparcial. Read more »
Threats against the press in Mexico increased 46% in the first half of 2013 in comparison with the same period last year, according to a new report from the organization Artículo 19. In the first part of 2013, the organization recorded a total of 151 attacks against journalists and members of the media, including two killings, one disappearance, four armed attacks, 26 threats, and seven violations of freedom of expression. Read more »
When Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting, she cemented her role as one of Mexico’s top experts of using the country’s transparency and freedom of information laws. Read more »