Category : Mexico

Journalists in Mexico under threat from cartels, government and even each other

Mexico-based journalist Duncan Tucker on the threats to reporters for doing their jobs.

Spies, lies and wandering eyes

In the spring issue of Index on Censorship magazine, we look at how free speech around the world is under massive pressure from conflicting interests.

Contents: The big squeeze

Spring 2017 contributors include Richard Sambrook, Dominic Grieve, Roger Law, Karim Miské, Mark Frary and Canan Coşkun

Risky business: Journalists around the world under direct attack

The truth is in danger. Working with reporters and writers around the world, Index continually hears first-hand stories of the pressures of reporting, and of how journalists are too afraid to write or broadcast because of what might happen next.

Protests in motion: When films inspire rights’ movements

Ten Years, a dystopian vision of Hong Kong under China’s rule, is just the last example of how popular films and rights’ movements can go together

#IndexAwards2016: Méxicoleaks seeks to bring more transparency to Mexico

Méxicoleaks was launched in 2015 as a platform for people to anonymously share information leaks about anything in the public interest, including corruption, government spending and abuse

After Charlie Hebdo: The free speech fight begins at home

Threats against freedom of expression come in all shapes and sizes. We need to stand up to the bullies together.

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Valor por Tamaulipas

Valor por Tamaulipas is a crowd-sourced news platform, based in Mexico and set up in 2012 to fill the void created by the region’s cartel-induced media blackout.

Mexico must act to protect online free speech

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, best known under the pseudonym “Felina”, was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The following day a photograph of her body was posted to her Twitter account with messages warning others to be silent. A doctor by profession, Fuentes Rubio was a contributor […]

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

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

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