On International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists, ARTICLE 19 Mexico launched State of Censorship (estadodecensura.com) 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
Read more: estadodecensura.com