Monday, August 4, 2014
Sinaloa Legislature Says It Will Repeal New Statute Prohibiting Mexican Media From Reporting On Crime
Based on criticism at home and abroad of a law passed last week, the Sinaloa (Mexico), legislature indicated yesterday it would repeal a measure that limited the ability of journalists to report on crime in the state. The BBC reported on the law and on reporters' reaction to the effects of that law here. The statute, effective beginning October 15 in the state of Sinaloa, was intended to help attack the power of the Sinaloa drug cartel. However, journalists said it would also prevent them from informing the public both about the actions of the drug lords and the actions of law enforcement. More here on the statute from the Latino Post, here from Global Post.