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RSF asks ICC to investigate crimes of violence against journalists in Mexico

first_img The secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders (RSF), Christophe Deloire, met with Mexican Undersecretary of Human Rights Alejandro Encinastoday in Mexico City and informed him that RSF has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate crimes of violence against journalists in Mexico from 2006 to 2018. to go further May 5, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts Stressing RSF’s deep concern about the continuing frequency of murders and abductions of journalists in Mexico, one of the world’s most dangerous countries for the media, Deloire urged Mexico’s authorities to quickly implement an ambitious plan for combatting impunity for these crimes and to respect Mexico’s international obligations as regards the protection of journalists. Help by sharing this information Organisation Prepared jointly with Propuesta Cívica, RSF’s Mexican partner organization, the request identifies 116 crimes of violence against journalists – 102 murders and 14 enforced disappearances – that were related to the victims’ journalistic work. The submission argues that they constitute crimes of humanity as defined in article 7 of the Rome Statute establishing the ICC. MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeDisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expression The many murders and abductions of journalists who try to inform the public about organized crime, corruption and collusion between crime cartels and officials – crimes of deadly violence that take place against a backdrop of passive complicity on the part of the authorities – must be regarded as crimes against humanity. VINCENT JANNINK / AFP Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesReports and statisticsProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeDisappearancesImpunityFreedom of expression After the meeting with the president, Deloire held a press conference together with RSF Latin America bureau director Emmanuel Colombié, RSF Mexico representative Balbina Flores and Propuesta Cívica director Sara Mendiola to explain the importance of an emergency plan for the safety of journalists in Mexico. “President López Obrador’s term of office must see in-depth reforms that make it possible to combat impunity for crimes of violence against journalists and to improve the efficacy of the Mechanism for Protecting Journalists in the most problematic states, so that journalists can work freely and provide the news coverage that Mexican citizens and the country itself need,” Deloire said. Mexico is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index.center_img April 28, 2021 Find out more RSF_en Follow the news on Mexico Reports RSF urged the president to refer the situation in Mexico to the ICC himself, in order to be able to count on its analysis and its help with implementing an emergency plan for the justice system. News RSF told Encinas that it hoped that its submission to the ICC and its request for a preliminary investigation by the ICC prosecutor into the situation in Mexico would serve to support the new Mexican administration’s efforts to combat impunity, inasmuch as international justice can complement national justice. News Deloire told Encinas that RSF submitted a formal request to the ICC yesterday, asking it to investigate the crimes of violence against journalists that took place during the terms of Mexico’s two preceding presidents, Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012-2018). May 13, 2021 Find out more March 13, 2019 RSF asks ICC to investigate crimes of violence against journalists in Mexico News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policieslast_img read more

Blocking of Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Blogger deprives Chinese of Web 2.0

first_imgNews Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes News RSF_en ChinaAsia – Pacific “The Chinese government stops at nothing to silence what happened 20 years ago in Tiananmen Square,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By blocking access to a dozen websites used daily by millions of Chinese citizens, the authorities have opted for censorship at any price rather than accept a debate about this event.” Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the blockage of a dozen websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, WordPress and Blogger in China two days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Organisation June 2, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Blocking of Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and Blogger deprives Chinese of Web 2.0 News to go further March 12, 2021 Find out morecenter_img Help by sharing this information Chinese Internet users have notified Reporters Without Borders that access to Twitter, YouTube, Bing, Flickr, Opera, Live, WordPress and Blogger began being blocked today inside China. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures April 27, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison News June 2, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on China Receive email alertslast_img read more