Clinic Students Prepare Backgrounder on Press Freedom in Mexico

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work as a journalist, particularly those working for newspapers. Organized crime groups, particularly drug cartels, are responsible for much of the violence, and for an estimated three out of every 10 attacks against journalists. As a result, those reporting on crime and drug trafficking are particularly at risk. However, state agents, particularly government officials and the police, are thought to be the complicit in continuance of the violence.

Read the Students' Memo which Summarizes the Situation of Journalists in Mexico to Present