Mexican newspaper faces harassment

5/2016 Committee to Protect Journalists 

censorshipMexico City, May 12, 2016 – The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by the increasing harassment of the Mexican daily newspaper Vanguardia and its staff. In recent weeks, Vanguardia‘s website was attacked, police raided its owner’s ranch, a former local official sued the newspaper, and unknown men followed one of its reporters home, according to Vanguardia, the oldest and largest-circulation newspaper in Saltillo, capital of the northern state of Coahuila.

“We call on Mexican authorities to exhaustively investigate Vanguardia’s claim of a campaign aimed at intimidating the newspaper and its reporters,” said Carlos Lauría, CPJ’s senior program coordinator for the Americas in New York. “Authorities must ensure that Vanguardia can continue to report on sensitive issues without fear of retribution.”

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