Freedom of expression and the practice of journalism have been held hostage by the spiral of violence, which threatens to undermine the very foundations of Mexico’s democracy. Given the serious repercussions on democratic governance and stability, President Obama should give the protection of journalists a prominent place on the bilateral agenda.
Freedom House exhorta al gobierno del Estado de Coahuila y a las instancias federales de procuración de justicia, a que se investiguen con prontitud y eficacia la muerte del fotógrafo del diario Vanguardia.
International and Mexican civil society organizations congratulate and welcome the passage of the proposed laws that will empower federal authorities to federalize crimes committed against journalists and the media.
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.