Constant violence and fear

Land of the drug cartels, Mexico continues to be one the western hemisphere’s deadliest countries for the media. When journalists cover subjects linked to organized crime or political corruption (especially at the local level), they are the targets of intimidation and physical violence and are often executed in cold blood. Many simply disappear. Others are forced to flee the country in order to survive. Impunity, which is the result of Mexico’s pervasive corruption, has reached record levels and feeds the vicious cycle of violence. Ownership of the broadcast media is extremely concentrated, with two media groups owning almost all the TV channels.

in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index



147 in 2017

Global score


48.97 in 2017

  • 2
    journalists killed in 2018
  • 1
    citizens journalists killed in 2018
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2018
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