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.
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.
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.
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.
ARTICLE 19: Freedom of Expression
Permanent Campaign for Protection of Journalists