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

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Leon Willems
Director Policies and Programmes, Free Press Unlimited
Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

Over the past decade, global press freedom has experienced an alarming downward spiral. The reasons for the decline are complex, but one of the most important, if least appreciated, factors is a pattern of media ownership that contributes to biased, unprofessional, and in extreme cases propagandistic journalism.

Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies

Freedom House yesterday released its annual Freedom of the Press report. The findings paint a grim picture of the state of global media freedom, with just 14 percent of the world’s population enjoying a vibrant press with diverse views and minimal state intrusion.

Freedom House is proud to launch freedomhouse/mexico, a Spanish-language subsite that features news, publications, and updates related to Mexico as well as information on Freedom House programs based out of Mexico City.

Freedom House is gravely concerned by the invasion and apparent raid on March 16 of the Mexico City home of Darío Ramírez, director of Article 19, an independent human rights organization that promotes and protects freedom of expression.

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