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.

Visit our Mexico website (in Spanish): www.freedomhouse.org/mexico

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

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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.
written by
Leon Willems
Director of Free Press Unlimited
written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research

Over the past decade, global press freedom has experienced an alarming downward spiral. The reasons for the decline are complex, but one of the most important, if least appreciated, factors is a pattern of media ownership that contributes to biased, unprofessional, and in extreme cases propagandistic journalism.

written by
Arch Puddington
Vice President for Research
written by
Bret Nelson
Research Analyst, Freedom of the Press

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

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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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