Sinaloa Mexico: New Law Bars Reporters from Crime Scenes, limits coverage of public safety

Posted on August 1, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Police/Military Activity reported Legislators in the western Mexican state of Sinaloa passed a measure that bars reporters from crime scenes and sharply limits the press’ ability to cover issues of public safety and criminal justice. The proposal, submitted by state Gov. Mario Lopez, was unanimously approved Thursday night, though one lawmaker admitted later that she voted for the bill without having read it. Under the new law, crime reporters will have to rely exclusively on official bulletins from authorities. Sinaloa is one of Mexico’s five most dangerous states, with 41 homicides for every 100,000 residents in 2013. Read Article

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