Mexico / 2016

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Protecting journalists who cover corruption is good for the bottom line

October 13, 2016 1:34 PM ET

Corruption is one of the most dangerous beats for journalists, and one of the most important for holding those in power to account. There is growing international recognition that corruption is also one of the biggest impediments to poverty reduction and good governance. This is why journalists on this...

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Change to Mexican law leaves critical journalists at risk of steep fines

September 2, 2016 2:56 PM ET

Sergio Aguayo, one of Mexico's most prominent political commentators, said he was taken by surprise when he heard he was being sued for "moral damages." The plaintiff, Humberto Moreira, is a former governor who faced allegations that he severely mishandled the state's finances, was involved in graft and corruption,...

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In Oaxaca, reporters covering teachers' union protests face violence, threats

July 12, 2016 3:19 PM ET

The atmosphere in Nochixtlán, a small, rural community in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, was tense on June 20. The day before, members of a dissident teachers' union had clashed with federal and state police while protesting education reform. Shots were fired and, by the end of the day,...

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In Mexico, covering state elections brings risk of threats and violence

June 10, 2016 5:27 PM ET

As the June 5 elections approached, the anonymous phone calls to Mexican journalist Pedro Canché became more frequent and more ominous. "The Caribbean is a big sea, you'll never be found," one said. "I hope you've written a will," said another. A third caller told Canché, "Remember what happened...

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Why the governor of Veracruz should resign

February 12, 2016 4:46 PM ET

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article was originally published, in Spanish, on Univision.com. The state of Veracruz has become one of the world's most lethal regions for the press. According to research by the Committee to Protect Journalists, when you include the case of Anabel Flores Salazar, whose body was found...

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