Struggles

The silenced journalists of Mexico

A new photography exhibition called “The Silenced” will be shown this Thursday at The Guardian’s headquarters.


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Nowadays Mexico doesn’t seem like an ideal place to live due to the high murder rates. The situation is even more dangerous for journalists.

Mexico is considered to be one of the top Latin American countries where freedom of press is at risk and one of the most dangerous places for being a journalist.

Since the year 2000, a total of 55 journalists have been killed there, of which 18 have been murdered since 2010.

The drug cartels have turned their attention to the journalists’ persistent determination to find out the truth behind their criminal organizations, driving the cartels to murdering them in order to keep their operations running without the attention of the media.

CAFOD, a development agency, along with The Guardian and the Committee to Protect Journalists, are organizing a photography exhibition in memory of the journalists who have lost their lives in Mexico trying to find out the truth.

The exhibition will be called “The Silenced: Fighting for Press Freedom in Mexico”, and will coincide with the World Press Freedom Day. The exhibition will show the courage and bravery demonstrated by “The Silenced”, the journalists who have been murdered, as well as exposing the daily struggle and risks active journalists have to face.

The exhibition will be on the 3rd May at The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU. For more information, contact Ellie Wilcock at ewilcock@cafod.org.uk, or call 0207 095 5451.

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