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State of Censorship: Interactive multimedia resource on Mexico

Mexico is suffering an undeniable human rights crisis. Given the situation, there are many actions that must be taken. First and foremost: continue informing the public. In this multimedia resource, ARTICLE19 presents the cases of five Mexican journalists, all of whom have been victimized by different acts of violence in an attempt to silence their journalistic voices.

Artículo 19

On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, ARTICLE 19 Mexico launched Estado de Censura to show how fear, impunity and violence are commonplace when exercising the right to freedom of expression in the country.

In Estado de Censura, ARTICLE 19 documented 326 attacks on journalists and the media. Physical assaults on people and material assaults on the media accounted for the highest proportion (43%) of total cases; following on from these are intimidation (16%), arbitrary detentions (14%) and threats (13%).

Out of the 326 documented attacks against journalists, ARTICLE 19 highlights the case of 5 media workers:

Gustavo Ruiz - photojournalist
Anabel Hernández - investigative journalist
Gregorio Jiménez - journalist
Edwin Canché - journalist
Adrián Lopez - director of newspaper

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