June 19th, 2018
Washington, D.C. – The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression (RFOE) of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the United Nations Office of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights to Freedom of Opinion and Expression launched this Tuesday, 06/19, the final report on its mission to Mexico. The joint report assesses the situation of the right to freedom of expression in the country and makes recommendations for the protection of journalists and the effective investigation of the attacks against these professionals.
In addition, the joint report presents recommendations on digital surveillance of communicators and human rights defenders, access to public information, official advertising and diversity of media.
The rapporteurs visited the country between November 27th and December 4th, 2017, by invitation of the government, and talked to 250 journalists and representatives of civil society in 21 different federative units. The mission was led by the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the IACHR, Edison Lanza, together with the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression of the UN, David Kaye.
The joint report was presented this Tuesday, 06/19, by Special Rapporteur David Kaye during the 38th Ordinary Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
The report is available here