Monday, May 2, 2011

Mexico no longer has a free press, according to Freedom House

Freedom House's Freedom of the Press Report 2011, available here and released this morning, notably lists Mexico as "Partly Free" due to the deteriorating conditions for its journalists.

While the narcos will of course share the blunt of the blame for this, sadly they're not the only actor threatening journalists:

Yesterday, during the May 1 celebration, members of the Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME) again attacked journalists, beating up at least five for trying to take photographs of what appeared to be a collapsing stage.

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