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Violence Against Journalists in Mexico: In Brief [May 17, 2018]   [open pdf - 906KB]

"Over the past decade, at least 74 journalists have been killed in Mexico and many more have been threatened or attacked. Although violence against journalists is occurring within the context of a broader security crisis, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Rapporteurs for Freedom of Expression have asserted that such crimes 'attack the roots of democratic life in Mexico.' Perhaps partially as a result of international pressure, the Mexican government recently has reported progress in resolving some cases of journalists who were killed in 2017.2 Although some observers are skeptical of this reported progress, others remain hopeful that Mexico will take more decisive action to investigate and prosecute unsolved murders and to prevent future crimes against journalists."

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CRS Report for Congress, R45199
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2018-05-17
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