Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Journalists praise Mexican legislature

liberty central's civil liberties hero of the week: Mexico's Chamber of Deputies

"Three cheers for Mexico's Chamber of Deputies, who have overwhelmingly voted to protect journalists by adding crimes against the press to the federal statute...

"[T]he Mexican lower house recently voted 263-0 to add crimes against 'journalistic activity' to the federal penal code. This gives an additional penalty of up to five years in prison for anyone who 'impedes, interferes, limits or attacks against journalistic activity'.

"The measure is now before the Senate."

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