Mexico

World Press Freedom Day in Mexico marked by killing of journalist

On World Press Freedom Day, 3rd May 2021, independent reporter Benjamín Morales was found dead with gunshot wounds in Sonoyta, Sonora state. Local outlets reported that police said “a message” had been left with the journalist’s body, but its contents were not disclosed. Read more

World Press Freedom Day in Mexico marked by killing of journalist

Bill to regulate social media threatens freedom of expression in Mexico

At the beginning of February 2021, Mexico’s Senate majority leader presented a bill to regulate social media platforms, which could constrain freedom of expression in the country. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Bill to regulate social media threatens freedom of expression in Mexico

Journalist killed covering crime scene and several others threatened in Mexico

On 9th December 2020, Jaime Daniel Castaño Zacarías, a photojournalist and editor of PrensaLibreMx, was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen after he photographed two dead bodies found on the side of a highway in Jerez, Zacatecas state. Read more

Journalist killed covering crime scene and several others threatened in Mexico

Enforced disappearance during Guadalajara protest and two journalists at severe risk

In the beginning of June 2020, hundreds of people joined protests against police brutality and demanded justice for Giovanni López, a man who was detained and died the next day from a head injury. Read more  |  Read in Spanish

Enforced disappearance during Guadalajara protest and two journalists at severe risk

Calls for more PPE and testing amid coronavirus outbreak in Mexico

In the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mexico’s Ministry of Health published on 24th March 2020 regulations suspending mass events, meetings and congregations of more than 100 people until further notice. Read more

Calls for more PPE and testing amid coronavirus outbreak in Mexico

Anger and protests over rising gender-based violence in Mexico

Women-led protests intensified in Mexico amid reports of killings of women and girls which captured the country’s attention. In particular, the murder and sexual assault of a seven-year old girl and the brutal femicide of Ingrid Escamilla triggered massive protests in and around Mexico City and other cities as people decried the increase in gender-based violence. Read more

Anger and protests over rising gender-based violence in Mexico

Three defenders and a journalist killed in early 2020 in Mexico

Environmental defender Homero Gómez González was reported missing on 13th January 2020 and his body was found on 29th January 2020, two weeks after his disappearance. He was a former logger who became one of Mexico's most prominent defenders of the monarch butterfly, whose natural habitat has been threatened by logging in the region. Read more

Three defenders and a journalist killed in early 2020 in Mexico

Journalists and their families continue to face a dangerous environment

Hundreds of people marched in the streets of Mexico City to protest violence against women and girls in the country. In a reference to the country’s traditional Día de los Muertos celebration, the march on 3rd November 2019 commemorated the Día de las Muertas, or “Day of the Dead Women”. Read more

Journalists and their families continue to face a dangerous environment