Category : Mexico

Editorial: Poor excuses for not protecting protest

alt informationFifty years after 1968, the year of protests, increasing attacks on the right to assembly must be addressed

Attacks on Mexican journalists

alt informationFor years, Index on Censorship has covered stories of violence against the media in Mexico. In the first six months of 2017, seven journalists have been killed.

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

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

Spies, lies and wandering eyes

alt informationIn 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

alt informationSpring 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

alt informationThe 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

alt informationTen 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

alt informationMéxicoleaks 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

alt informationThreats 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

alt informationValor 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