Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Mexico: A Poor Record in Preotecting Journalists

In a joint report, the United Nations (UN) and the Organization of American States (OAS) announced on Monday (October 24) that Mexico remains the most dangerous country for journalists in North America, and the fifth most dangerous country worldwide. The two organizations also emphasized in their statement that thus far in 2011, thirteen journalists have been killed in Mexico; 70 have been killed in the country since 2000.

COMMENT: The OAS representative also that said the Mexican government should implement a plan to protect journalists. Although Mexico's assistant foreign relations secretary says the government has taken steps to help protect reporters, the facts don't support such a statement. For an unvarnished view of the facts surrounding attacks on journalists worldwide, please refer to http://www.cpj.org.

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