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Digital and Mobile Security for Mexican Journalists and Bloggers

February 1, 2013

A new survey of 102 journalists and bloggers in 20 Mexican states shows nearly 70 percent have been threatened or have suffered attacks because of their work. In addition, 96 percent say they know of colleagues who have been attacked. Respondents to the survey also say they view cyber-espionage and email-account cracking as the most serious digital risks they face. And while nearly all have access to and rely on the Internet, social networks, mobile phones and blogging platforms for their work, they also admit that they have little or no command of digital security tools such as encryption, use of virtual private networks (VPNs), anonymous Internet navigation and secure file removal. The results of this survey show the urgent need to introduce Mexican journalists and bloggers to new technologies and protocols and help newsrooms develop a culture of digital-security awareness to counter increasingly sophisticated threats and attacks from both governmental agencies and criminal organizations.

Mapping Digital Media: Mexico

May 31, 2011

Analyzes trends in Mexico's media and media consumption, including the digital divide and the effects of digital media, if any, on market share, the state of public or community media, quality of journalism, and policies and laws.

Journalism, News, and Information; Media Access and Policy

Silence or Death in Mexico's Press: Crime, Violence, and Corruption Are Destroying the Country's Journalism

September 8, 2010

Examines the culture of bribery, extortion, and police complicity; murders and kidnappings of journalists; and the resulting self-censorship. Includes case studies, lists of the dead and missing, and recommendations for governments and journalists.

Journalism, News, and Information; Media Access and Policy

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