National Network of Journalists meeting in Oaxaca (@CIMAC)
On October 13th and 14th, at the end of the seventh meeting of the National Network of Journalists held in the City of Oaxaca, women journalists from 78 print, radio, television and digital media from 19 states of the Republic denounced the “simulation and insufficiency of actions to guarantee the rights to freedom of expression, information, communication and a life free from violence.” This is due to a generalized context of violence with 430 documented cases of assaults against women journalists in the last two presidential terms, 19 femicides and two missing. They revealed that 56% of these cases were originated by agents of the State (municipal, state and federal).
They demanded reform of the General Law on Women’s Access to a Life Free of Violence to include media violence as another form of aggression, in compliance with CEDAW recommendation 25 on the protection of women journalists; and that the Federal Labor Law is enforced against labor demands of communicators.
For more information in Spanish:
Red de Periodistas exige al Estado fin de violencias contra comunicadoras (Proceso, 16 de octubre de 2016)
La Red nacional de Periodistas exige al gobierno mexicano dejar la « simulación » y detener la violencia contra comunicadoras (CIMAC Noticias, 16 de octubre de 2016)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Nacional/Internacional: Espionaje a periodistas y activistas en México (27 de junio de 2017)