Journalists criticize Mexican law limiting crime reporting

[JURIST] Journalists on Friday criticized the passage of a new law which restricts crime reporting within the state of Sinaloa [official website, in Spanish], located in northwestern Mexico. The legislation prohibits journalists from documenting a crime scene using audio or video [BBC report], essentially requiring journalists to rely on information approved by the Prosecutor’s office within the region. Journalists specifically take issue with the limitations the law imposes on their ability to address and report the large issues with drug…

Source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2014/08/journalists-criticize-mexican-law-limiting-crime-reporting.php

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