The Contralínea magazine reported that its facilities located in Coyoacán, Mexico City, were attacked on the night of June 23. Newspaper records, editorial materials and reporters’ personal documentation as well as computer equipment were stolen, including the laptops of its director, Miguel Badillo, and of the deputy director, Jose Reyez.
Contralínea considered the incident as an “act of intimidation” because of the constant attacks that itseditorial team has received. Last April 18, the house of its director was also assaulted.
It should be recalled that the magazine has been awarded precautionary measure and has had permanent police surveillance cameras installed in its offices as a part of the Protection Mechanism for Defenders and Journalists. Furthermore, since beginning its work in April 2002, Contralínea denounced threats, harassment, lawsuits, thefts, burglaries, advertising, censorship from the government, an arrest, and an ambush.
For more information (In Spanish):
Asaltan instalaciones de Contralínea (Contralínea, 24 de junio de 2014)
Saquean las instalaciones de la revista Contralínea en Coyoacán (La Jornada de Oriente, 24 de junio de 2014)
Allanan y roban las instalaciones de la revista “Contralínea” (Proceso, 24 de junio de 2014)
Asaltan instalaciones de Contralínea en el DF (Sexenio, 25 de junio de 2014)
For more information from SIPAZ (In English):
National: Harassment of home of director of Article 19 shortly before publication of report “Dissent in silence: violence against the press and criminalization of protest, Mexico 2013″ (March 28, 2014)
National: Article 19 receives death-threats (April 23, 2013)
Mexico: 2 journalists are murdered (September 22, 2011)