Stories about Mexico

19 May 2016

Mexico Launches National Transparency Platform

Mexico has a new tool to combat the opacity of public servants and of those who govern. But its effectiveness in practice remains to be seen.

10 May 2016

#LeyTelecom: Mexican Supreme Court Ratifies Geolocation and Retention of Metadata

Mexico's Supreme Court has ratified the indiscriminate retention of metadata, allowing authorities to use real-time geolocation of mobile devices. But the battle in defense of privacy is far from over.

8 March 2016

A Mexican Public Servant Is Using Periscope to Expose Lawbreakers, but Not Everyone Approves

"I’m in favor! The root of our problem is that corruption and illegality are socially accepted. Periscope encourages a change in mindset."

20 November 2015

Mexico’s Cybercrime Bill is Dead. But What Will Lawmakers Think of Next?

A Mexican senator proposed legislation that many experts warned would have harmed privacy and free speech online in Mexico. A week later, after the public's backlash, he withdrew it.

5 November 2015

Netizen Report: The Mexican Cybercrime Law That Wasn’t

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

10 July 2015

Mexico Was Hacking Team's No. 1 Client for Spyware

At least 14 Mexican states and government agencies had contracts with Hacking Team, the Italy-based spyware company. But only some of them have constitutional authority to monitor citizen communications.

9 June 2015

Monitoring Mexico's Midterm Elections with #BreakTheFear

During last Sunday's elections in Mexico, the free-speech organization ARTICLE 19 ran a campaign called #RompeElMiedo (#BreakTheFear) to monitor the safety of journalists and human rights activists

10 March 2015

Diary of Journalist Pedro Canché Herrera, ‘Prisoner of Conscience’ in Mexico

Pedro Canché Herrera is awaiting sentencing on sabotage charges, after recording video and interviewing protesters. He describes his experience and thoughts on free expression on social media.

14 February 2015

The Western Hemisphere's Deadliest Country for Journalists

Mexico received the second lowest ranking (after Cuba) in the Americas on the World Press Freedom Index for in 2014.

7 November 2014

Mexico: Shots Fired at Transparency Expert on University Campus

Violence continues unabated in Mexico: Ernesto Villanueva, a lawyer specializing in transparency and freedom of expression, was attacked by a gunman on a university campus.

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