Mexican journalists mount online defiance Mar19

Mexican journalists mount online defiance

  To be a journalist in Mexico today is to be faced with a constant dilemma—to publish or not. Publishing stories that expose the actions of drug cartels can bring death. Unmasking the truth about corrupt politicians can be equally risky. The fear of retribution means journalists in Mexico self-censor their material. In the wake of this reality, non-traditional efforts – Mexicans using blogs, Twitter hashtags, and Facebook groups to disseminate information – have sought to fill the journalism gap. #ReynosaFollow and Blog del Narco are among the examples that have come and gone, often under threat from drug cartels, and questioned...