Self-censorship is the solution
The concentration of media ownership and a high-level of impunity undermine freedom of information and encourage self-censorship. Journalists who dare to tackle sensitive subjects such as corruption and drug trafficking are exposed to the possibility of threats and violent reprisals, or even murder by government officials or criminal cartel members. However, the repeal in 2016 of legislation under which journalists could be imprisoned for defamation was a major step forward for the media and democracy.
59 in 2017
26.76 in 2017