205. Freedom of Information and Citizen Engagement
Censorship to Investigative Journalism in Mexico has hit a new low with the firing of journalist Carmen Aristegui, who became an important source of information for public awareness on the corruption within the political system in this country. What can we do to ensure that journalists around the world have a security to do their work properly, without the threat of being fired, killed or systematically silenced by threats?
The International Modern Media Institute, was founded in 2011 with the aim of bringing together the best functioning laws in relation to Freedom of information, expression and speech reflecting the reality of borderless world and the challenges that it imposes locally and globally in the 21st century.
In order for press freedom to exist, a legal framework is needed that ensures a well functioning media
“Sedition certainly is not when one exposes abuse by your government representatives that they should be held accountable and what they do should be transparent and therefore, one needs to re-look at the word ‘sedition’ carefully.
The media as a medium with which the citizens communicate and educate themselves to be effective in supporting each other to have a country that is economically and financially effective. The media should thus be owned by the people of the country and never only by certain individuals. No policy should ever be allowed that damages the country because to do that, is to in fact act in a way that is detrimental to the wellbeing of the country and by definition would be – if we have lawyers with some common sense – the premise for treason. And that is why the police force will exist, that’s why the commercial units will exist is to investigate those that do damage the Economy and to the Human Rights of the people. That’s what police’s purpose actually is, the purpose of the police is not to protect the rights of the wealthy, is to protect the rights of the citizen, to ensure that there is nothing that is happening that will cause unemployment that will cause people to live on the streets – that’s a crime!” –
Sedición y Medios de Comunicación bajo el Ingreso de Vida Garantizado
- Living Income Guaranteed Proposal
- Equal Life Foundation – Bill of Rights
More on Censored Journalism:
- Dismissal of Two Mexican Journalists Draws Accusation of Attack on Media – Investigative reporter Carmen Aristegui calls for unconditional reinstatement of colleagues
- In Mexico, a hard-hitting journalist is getting her wings clipped, again
- Whistleblowers wanted: Mexican journalists seek tips through website – The Guardian
- México está viviendo “un vendaval autoritario”: Carmen Aristegui (video) (Spanish)
“Reportero” Documentary – Trailer
Corruption, Lies, Threats, and Journalism in Mexico
By James Corbett at: corbettreport.com
Retratos de una búsqueda- Portraits of a Search- Trailer
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