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#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Valor por Tamaulipas

#IndexAwards2015: Digital activism nominee Valor por Tamaulipas

Valor por Tamaulipas is a crowd-sourced news platform, based in Mexico and set up in 2012 to fill the void created by the region’s cartel-induced media blackout.

Mexico must act to protect online free speech

María del Rosario Fuentes Rubio, best known under the pseudonym “Felina”, was kidnapped by armed men on 15 October in the Mexican state of Tamaulipas. The following day a photograph of her body was posted to her Twitter account with messages warning others to be silent. A doctor by profession,

September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists

September–a deadly month for Mexican journalists

Four Mexican journalists were killed within a year of each other from 2008 to 2011, each in the month of September

Mexico: Freedom of expression hobbled by self-censorship

Mexico: Freedom of expression hobbled by self-censorship

As the G20 nations prepare to meet in St Petersburg, Russia in early September, Index on Censorship is exploring the nations’ records on free expression. Today: Ana Arana on Mexico.

Mexico City topples statue of a former Azerbaijani dictator

Until a couple of months ago, few in Mexico City knew who Heydar Aliyev was, and even fewer of those were aware that a marble and bronze statue erected in his honour sat smack in the middle of Reforma Avenue, one of Mexico’s most recognised streets. A plaque standing before the

Threat to Mexican journalists

The alliance between drug traffickers and the Mexican government poses the greatest threat to journalists, the Special Commission for Monitoring Attacks against Journalists has announced. The president of the commission, Gerardo Priego Tapia, explained that organised crime and drug trafficking are ‘knocking at the door’ of media executives. Moreover, the