Mexico

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

Civil society reports poor implementation of protection mechanism for HRDs

Freedom of expression continues to be under threat in Mexico as well as the environment for human rights defenders that continue to be subject to surveillance and intimidation Read more

Civil society reports poor implementation of protection mechanism for HRDs


Four journalists killed within six weeks and citizens say "ENOUGH!"

Mexico is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists. Carlos Lauria, Americas Director for the Committee to Protect Journalists, stated that the country "is clearly going through a deep, full-blown freedom of expression crisis". Read more

Four journalists killed within six weeks and citizens say "ENOUGH!"

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Two prominent environmental and indigenous rights activists were killed in separate incidents in northern Mexico. Read more

Two environmental and indigenous rights defenders murdered in northern state of Chihuahua

Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

On 13th September 13th Agustín Pavia, a teacher, lawyer and radio announcer for Radio Zapote, was killed.

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Another community radio reporter assassinated in Oaxaca

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Freedom of expression and peaceful assembly continue to be restricted in Mexico as journalists face harassment and criminalisation. Read more

Journalists in Mexico continue to work in a hostile environment

Mexican Police use excessive force against teacher protests

The police used deadly force on protesters in Oaxaca who were marching against educational reforms and the arrest of a union leader. Read more


Expression in Mexico

Although the freedom of expression is constitutionally recognised, Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists, and Oaxaca, Guerrero, Veracruz, Zacatecas, Sinaloa and Tamaulipas are some of its most dangerous states.

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