Mexico

Since 2011, Freedom House has rated Mexico “Not Free” in its annual Freedom of the Press report primarily because of ongoing violence against journalists carried out with impunity. Freedom House´s program in Mexico seeks to help journalists better protect themselves and works with civil society to promote and protect free expression.

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116 million people
9,420 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

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written by
Diana Villiers Negroponte
Freedom House Trustee


If Mexico’s efforts to strengthen the rule of law are to succeed, the country will need investigative journalists who feel safe enough to do their jobs.

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In a meeting with Freedom House President David Kramer and Trustee Diana Negroponte, Mexican Secretary of the Interior Osorio Chong highlighted Freedom House’s critical role in supporting the Mexican government’s Federal Protection Mechanism for Journalists and Human Rights Defenders and expressed eagerness to continue collaborating with Freedom House.

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Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
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Americas
written by
Margaret Marshall
External Relations Associate


Press freedom in Mexico has drastically declined in Mexico over the past decade, and although journalism is flourishing in some aspects, the environment for media has become dangerous, unstable, and insecure.

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Germany vs. Algeria
As World Cup soccer kicks off the first knockout stage on June 28, Freedom House takes a look at how teams stack up based on their countries’ freedom scores, as measured in Freedom House’s Freedom in the World index.

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Freedom House works to improve efforts by both local activists and the Mexican government to prevent and respond to attacks to the press, and enhance the availability of emergency assistance for at-risk journalists and activists.

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