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Threats to Journalists in Mexico and Why It Matters

Mexico is one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. Brave media workers in Mexico have pushed forward despite threats to their lives and families. As in the United States, when local journalism fails, government corruption and malfeasance increases and the very structure of a democratic society collapses, along with press freedom. The panelists will explore how the threats from government and criminal elements are weakening the Mexican democracy and how that failure can affect the safety of journalists everywhere.