Under fire from organised crime and from the government, reporters working in Mexico have been subject to nearly 700 attacks in the past calendar year. We speak to the journalists for whom these stats are a daily reality
Tyrant of the year 2022 named
You voted in your thousands and there was a clear winner, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador
2023: No calm water ahead
Happy New Year! I think we can all agree, regardless of where we live, that 2022 was a tumultuous year. There was seemingly a new crisis every...
Who is 2022’s Tyrant of the Year?
Choose from our shortlist of 12 despots and vote on who you think has done most to crack down on freedom of expression this year
Tyrant of the year 2022: Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Mexico
"He who has nothing to hide, has nothing to fear". These were the words uttered by the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador in a February...
Mexican journalists are still being failed
Mexico has long been a ruthless place for journalists and press freedom. According to the international human rights organisation Article 19, 156...
Contents – Index at 50: The battles won, lost and currently raging
The spring issue of Index magazine is special. We are celebrating 50 years of history and to such a milestone we've decided to look back at the...
El silencio de los medios
Stephen Woodman informa desde la frontera con Texas, donde Twitter se ha convertido en la única fuente que los capos de la droga no han intervenido
Podcast: Border forces with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec
The autumn Index on Censorship magazine podcast with Peppermint, Ariana Drehsler and Steven Borowiec exploring how travel restrictions at borders are limiting the flow of free thought and ideas
Project Exile: Threatened in Mexico, facing deportation in the USA
Journalist Emilio Gutiérrez fled Mexico after soldiers sent him a warning. Now the USA wants to send him back.
After cartel kidnapping, Mexican journalist fled to U.S.
The men from the Sinaloa cartel had made a mistake, and now they were looking to use it to their advantage.
Duncan Tucker: Financial pressures are undermining Latin America’s media
Mounting financial pressures are robbing many of Latin America’s media outlets of their objectivity and forcing them to toe pro-government lines.