Mexico: Impunity and Collusion

Index on Censorship » for free expression_1205950003734Threats to reporters from government and criminals are making investigative journalism impossible, writes Deborah Bonello

In February this year, the car of Mexican journalist Estrada Zamora was found empty on the side of the road in the southern state of Michoacán with its engine running. Zamora was not inside and has not been seen since.

Click on the link above to read the full article, published today by Index on Censorship.

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Oaxaca Remembers Brad Will

As many as 20,000 people gathered in Oaxaca City on Saturday this weekend to remember Brad Will, the American journalist shot dead a year ago.

The marchers also walked in memory of the Oaxacan teacher Alonso Fabian who was shot dead the same day during clashes between teachers and members of the APPO, and municipal police and government forces.

Police sources told press agency EFE that 20,000 people marched from the suburban municipalities of Santo Lucia and San Bartolo Coyotepec to the centre of Oaxaca City.

Bra Will was shot dead by an as yet unknown assailant on October 27th 2006 whilst covering the clashes in Oaxaca City for Indymedia. Justice has yet to be served.

Mexico City premiere documents persecution of journalist

Los Demonios Del Eden premiered in Mexico City on Saturday night (29/09/07)

A documentary film documenting the experiences of persecuted Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho Ribiera premiered in Mexico City on Saturday night.

The film, which was shown as part of the DocsDF film festival, documents the series of events set in motion following the publication of Cacho’s book, Los Demonios de Eden.

Hundreds of people showed up to the premier, which was screened at Cinemex Insurgentes on Saturday evening. Continue reading