Mexico

Two journalists shot dead in broad daylight

On 20th January 2019, Rafael Murúa Manríquez, a radio station director in Baja California Sur, was found dead on the side of the road after being reported missing. Read more

 Two journalists shot dead in broad daylight

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries

On 11th November 2018, about 5,000 people marched in Mexico City to protest the new administration’s decision to end construction of the New International Airport of Mexico. Read more

New government’s policies spark protests about airport, federal salaries


Palabras a Prueba de Balas campaign raises awareness about dangers facing journalists

Palabras a Prueba de Balas (Bulletproof Words) is Article 19’s campaign to raise awareness about the troubling number of attacks against members of the press in Mexico. Read more

Palabras a Prueba de Balas campaign raises awareness about dangers facing journalists



Multiple reports of threats made by government officials and police against journalists

Freedom of expression continues to be restricted in Mexico as public officials, security forces and non-state actors continue to harras and intimidate journalists Read more

Multiple reports of threats made by government officials and police against journalists

Local Mexicali Resiste movement against a construction project continues

Calling themselves Mexicali Resiste, local residents have established a camp outside of the brewery site, which is owned by the U.S. company Constellation Brands. Protesters have blocked the roads to prevent construction workers from reaching the brewery site, and in early November two people climbed to the top of a construction crane and started a hunger strike. Read more

Local Mexicali Resiste movement against a construction project continues

Impunity for attacks on journalists draws international scrutiny

In response to an increasingly dangerous and restrictive environment for journalists in the country, two experts made a country visit to evaluate the ongoing situation. David Kaye, UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of expression, and Edison Lanza, from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights started their visit on 27th November. At least 11 journalists have been killed this year, and the country has seen a notable increase in the number of crimes against journalists that go unsolved. Read more

 Impunity for attacks on journalists draws international scrutiny

Freedoms of Expression and Assembly Narrow in Troubling Ways

Freedom of expression and assembly continue to be undermined in practice in Mexico, with several reported cases of attacks against journalists and potentially restrictive legislation regarding the right to protest. Read more

 Freedoms of Expression and Assembly Narrow in Troubling Ways