Providing Legal Safety to Journalists in Mexico

by Article 19

Summary

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.
$20
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.article19.org
ARTICLE 19: Freedom of Expression
Permanent Campaign for Protection of Journalists

Organization Information

Article 19

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.article19.org
Project Leader:
Dario Ramirez
México, Mexico

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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