Narcopolitics means that the interests of public officials and organized crime overlap. As such, it becomes an enormous risk for journalists in Mexico who report on crime and corruption.
CPJ urges Mexican authorities to immediately undertake a credible and rigorous investigation into the killing of journalist Alejandro Márquez Jiménez, whose body was found on December 1 near Tepic.
Thousands of migrants that are part of a caravan that departed San Pedro Sula in Honduras for the U.S. on 13 October 2018, are currently in southern Mexico. As the caravan attempts to cross Mexico, the risk increases for any journalists accompanying it.
CPJ is deeply concerned about the imminent gap in financing that threatens the operation of the Federal Mechanism for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and Journalists.
How do we confront endemic issues in a country where violence has become a daily reality? What are the gender dimensions of the violence? What can this new government do differently from its predecessor?
Mexican journalist José Guadalupe Chan Dzib was shot and killed by an unknown assailant on 29 June, in a bar in Sabán, close to the popular tourist resort city of Cancún.
From January to May of this year, RSF and its Mexican partner, Propuesta Cívica, registered 45 attacks against journalists and four against members of the media that were linked to the current elections in Mexico.
On July 1, 2018, Mexico will hold elections for the presidency and congress, as over 3,400 local and state offices in 30 of Mexico’s 32 states are contested. Journalists covering election events and rallies in Mexico must take precautions to ensure their safety.
Mexican authorities must conduct credible investigations into two recent burglaries, one at the Mexico City-based investigative magazine and website Proceso and another at the news website Quadratín in Guerrero state.
Leobardo Vázquez Atkin’s colleagues said that he had planned to ask for protection due to threats received following the publication of criticisms of a notary public and former municipal authorities.
Professor and freelance journalist Carlos Domínguez was killed on January 13 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas state.
Mexico was the deadliest country for journalists in 2017 with at least 14 killed, edging out Iraq and Syria, even as the total number who died around the world in connection with their work dropped to its lowest level in a nearly a decade, the International Press Institute (IPI) said.
The journalist’s wife, who CPJ has not named for safety reasons, told CPJ that armed men in police uniform who identified themselves as local police abducted Edgar Daniel Esqueda Castro from their home in San Luis Potosí.
Adela Navarro is the director of the weekly news magazine Zeta, one of the only outlets in Mexico to regularly report on drug trafficking, government corruption, and organized crime. Over a 27 year career Navarro has seen colleagues killed for their reporting, and must live and work under constant threat.