Mexico - Latest Developments

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

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