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Five things we learned in a bad year for press freedom

Five things we learned in a bad year for press freedom

On the eve of World Press Freedom Day, we look back at some of the threats faced by journalists in the last 12 months

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

Eight women who fought for freedom of expression in the last year

On International Women's Day, we salute all the women around the world who stand up for freedom of expression

We must demand an end to the culture of impunity

We must demand an end to the culture of impunity

On the eve of the International Day To End Impunity, we look back at the journalists intimidated, attacked and killed in 2013

September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists

September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists

Four Mexican journalists were killed within a year of each other from 2008 to 2011, each in the month of September

Mexico: Freedom of expression hobbled by self-censorship

Mexico: Freedom of expression hobbled by self-censorship

As the G20 nations prepare to meet in St Petersburg, Russia in early September, Index on Censorship is exploring the nations’ records on free expression. Today: Ana Arana on Mexico.

Will Mexico’s plans for reducing violence mean anything for journalists?

Will Mexico’s plans for reducing violence mean anything for journalists?

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, promised that tackling crime and drug-related violence is a priority for his six-month-old government. While improving safety is important, Peña Nieto must also remember that protecting journalists and human rights workers must go beyond words, says Sara Yasin

In Mexico drug gangs target local journalists

In Mexico drug gangs target local journalists

Journalists in Mexico's border area with the United States face huge pressures from drug gangs in reporting on violence, Ana Arana reports.

Journalist’s safety key focus for World Press Freedom Day

Journalists, human rights activists and government representatives are gathered this week in San José, Costa Rica for the 20th annual World Press Freedom Day. Every 3 May, UNESCO hosts a series of panels, workshops and ceremonies to evaluate global press freedom and to honour journalists who have been attacked, imprisoned or

Mexico telecoms reform hits world’s richest man

A new telecommunications reform that was presented in Mexico by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto has been heralded worldwide.  The reform bill seeks to amend the Mexican Constitution and will open the telephony and television industries. The changes had been recommended last year by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation

“Crime-inducing” miniskirts banned in Mexican border town

Ciudad Acuña, a tiny town on the Mexican side of Del Rio, Texas, has been in the news regularly because of drug-related violence.  The town,  resides in the state of Coahuila, which has been dominated by the ultra-violent Zetas. A competing organised crime group, the Sinaloa Cartel has been trying to take

Mexico City topples statue of a former Azerbaijani dictator

Until a couple of months ago, few in Mexico City knew who Heydar Aliyev was, and even fewer of those were aware that a marble and bronze statue erected in his honour sat smack in the middle of Reforma Avenue, one of Mexico’s most recognised streets. A plaque standing before the

Mexican press: Self preservation becomes self censorship

Mexican press: Self preservation becomes self censorship

In Mexico drug cartels continue to dictate news agenda --- fear of retaliation influences news outlets' decisions on what to publish. Ana Arana and Daniela Guazo reveal the results of a new study that exposes the depth to which the public are kept in the dark

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