This project will safeguard the physical integrity of journalists and their right to Freedom of Expression. Impact litigation will combat impunity and reduce the high levels of self-censorship.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists; records show a sustained increase on attacks. In 2009, 12 journalists were murdered, 9 remain disappeared, and 244 aggressions including threats, physical attacks and acts of censorship have been perpetrated.
How will this project solve this problem?
5 litigation cases fully represented; 5 cases brought by media houses, freelancers and community radios receive immediate legal counseling; 5 cases granted Mexican National Human Rights Commission precautionary measures.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project will enhance legal protection through: 1. Weakened impunity on crimes against media workers; and 2. Increased awareness nationally and internationally of based on well documented concrete cases of violations of freedom of expression.
Total Funding Received to Date: $20
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20 . The original project funding goal was $35,000.