Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, with endemic impunity allowing criminal gangs, corrupt officials, and cartels to silence their critics. Since 2010, CPJ has documented more than 50 cases of journalists and media workers killed or disappeared. The violence is particularly acute in Veracruz state, where attacks on the press went unpunished during former Governor Javier Duarte de Ochoa’s term.
CPJ will host a panel discussing the findings of a special report, “No Excuse: Mexico must break cycle of impunity in journalists’ murders” in Veracruz at 10 a.m. CDT on May 3, 2017.
WHEN: 10 a.m. CDT / 11 a.m. EST
WHERE: Double Tree by Hilton
Blvd. Manuel Ávila Camacho 707