Mexico

Since 2011, Freedom House has rated Mexico “Not Free” in its annual Freedom of the Press report primarily because of ongoing violence against journalists carried out with impunity. Freedom House´s program in Mexico seeks to help journalists better protect themselves and works with civil society to promote and protect free expression.

Visit our Mexico website (in Spanish): www.freedomhouse.org/mexico

116 million people
9,420 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Partly Free

News & Updates

In response to the murder of three journalists in one week— Filadelfo Sanchez Sarmiento, Juan Mendoza Delgado, and Gerardo Nieto Alvarez— Freedom House issued the following statement:

Issues: 
Internet Freedom, Media Freedom
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Americas

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to digital attacks on the website Aristegui Noticias after it published an investigative report implicating federal police in mass killings.

Issues: 
Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Americas
Tyler Roylance
Staff Editor

What happens when democracies are guilty of backsliding? 

More aggressive tactics by authoritarian regimes and an upsurge in terrorist attacks contributed to a disturbing decline in global freedom in 2014. 

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Internet Freedom, Media Freedom, Religious Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia-Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Americas

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Freedom House works to improve efforts by both local activists and the Mexican government to prevent and respond to attacks to the press, and enhance the availability of emergency assistance for at-risk journalists and activists.

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