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Spotlight: Mexico | Impunity

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

French president urged to discuss impunity during Mexico visit

Reporters Without Borders and WAN-IFRA have written to French President François Hollande urging him to raise the issue of the safety of journalists and impunity for crimes of violence against media personnel during his two-day official visit to Mexico.

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Mexico | Attacks

Director of often-targeted Mexican paper is shot in the leg

ARTICLE 19 rejects statements made by the Sinaloa Attorney General saying that the attack on Noroeste director Adrián López Ortiz was being treated as a robbery and was not being linked to more than 50 other attacks the paper has endured over the last three years.

Mexico | Impunity | Censorship

Financial incentives used to pressure media in Mexico, report finds

Press freedom in Mexico faces widespread and growing threats from “soft censorship” that includes government use of financial incentives and penalties to pressure news media, punish critical reporting, and reward favourable coverage, according to a new report released by the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers.

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