Mexico: Journalists Increasingly publishing articles anonymously

Posted on October 3, 2014 • Filed under: Corruption, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Mexico

By Marta Durán de Huerta/ reported / Journalists in Mexico are increasingly publishing their articles anonymously. Attaching your name to a report, an article or a picture is an obligation and a right. But doing so in Mexico can cost journalists their jobs or their lives. The biggest danger facing reporters there is not being hit by a stray bullet. No, the main peril is being murdered in order to silence and censor the media.

Various national and international organisations have described the six-year term of President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2006-2012) as bloody. His failed national security policy only aggravated the problem. During his presidency, more journalists were murdered, tortured, threatened, charged or had to go into exile than at any other time in Mexico’s history. Read Article

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