The leaked data includes names, emails, phone numbers, addresses, dates of birth, passport numbers, among other personal information of the journalists, as reported by the Mexican press.
Ulrich Richter Morales, a lawyer suing Google, has accused ARTICLE 19 of lacking impartiality and of “serving as a vehicle for Google and Facebook”.
“It is regrettable that, more than six years after the complaints were filed, impunity for illegal espionage against dozens of victims continues” – ARTICLE 19
“The series of attacks on journalists in Guerrero and Michoacán are shocking, even in a country accustomed to violence against the press, and underscore the Mexican government’s failure to adequately protect the press” – CPJ.
CPJ: “With the brutal killing of Jesús Gutiérrez, Mexico continues its long and tragic streak as the Western Hemisphere’s deadliest country for journalists”
RSF calls on the Puebla state prosecutor’s office to conduct a swift and transparent investigation to determine whether it was linked to his activity as a municipal official or to his journalism.
Mexican President López Obrador repeatedly criticizes news outlets and press freedom group over spyware coverage
“Mexican President López Obrador’s recent attempts to discredit journalist Nayeli Roldán, three critical news outlets, and ARTICLE 19 are more proof that his administration prefers harassing journalists over solving the country’s catastrophic press freedom crisis.”
IFEX and IFEX-ALC are expressing their solidarity with ARTICLE 19 Mexico and Central America after an escalation in threats against the organisation by Mexico’s president.
RSF and Propuesta Cívica filed a complaint with the Special Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Freedom of Expression (FEADLE) in 2021 with the aim of getting the magazine “Proceso” formally recognised as an indirect victim so that the investigation could be relaunched.
The investigation has revealed shocking evidence of the illegal use of surveillance tools by the military to spy on its own people.
This episode is typical of the climate of terror for #Mexican journalists who work in the most remote places, in small and medium-sized towns where criminal groups are ubiquitous.
Starting on the morning of January 5, members of the Sinaloa drug cartel clashed with Mexican security forces in the city, and suspected cartel members harassed and robbed reporters covering the unrest.
Pedro Pablo Kumul’s case adds to the murder of three other journalists in Veracruz this year.
National and local power players have harassed and threatened ARTICLE 19 and its members numerous times. The organisation seeks the guarantee of the Mexican government to end hostilities against ARTICLE 19 in Mexico, and provide acceptable conditions for its pursuit of human rights.