Amnesty International works in countries across the globe to to protect human rights and civil liberties. Their latest campaign in México is focused on garnering more protection from the government for writers and journalists in the country.
México has become one of most dangerous countries in the world to practice the journalistic endeavor–that distinctive combo of ethical writing, research and informing the people. México has one of the highest number of incidences of violence enacted against journalists. Reportedly, over 74 journalists have been assassinated in the country since 2000 (diario El Universal).
“No más agresiones a los periodistas” is the name of the new campaign, which includes street art and mutilated mannequins in an attempt to bring awareness to the issue. They hope the law in México will change to better protect journalists.
The latest action on the campaign was the release and inclusion of a video just over 2 minutes in length titled, “¡No más ataques a periodistas!” which shows a journalist being transported in a car just before… [watch it below].
The production was made by the creative agency Herba+Sonora, which is based out of México and New York. & the work was written/directed by Tino De La Huerta.
Sign the petition in support @ www.alzatuvoz.org/periodistas