Freedom of Speech in Mexico
Journalists in Mexico and Central America are being silenced at an alarming rate. Over the past decade, hundreds of brave reporters and photographers have been threatened, censored, forced into exile and killed. The Trans-Border Institute's Freedom of Expression Project amplifies voices that might otherwise go unheard.
We do so by translating and distributing the work of at-risk journalists to an international audience so that everyone gains a clearer picture of a region in crisis. The project also issues periodic findings on violence against reporters and media censorship, interviewing journalists directly about their experiences when they're able to speak out.
This work, to promote freedom of speech in Mexico, is made possible thanks to the Trans-Border Institute, whose proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border makes it easier to build and strengthen relationships with peacebuilders on both sides.