Mexican journalist urges SGS students to build a society with ‘fearless speech’

Nota publicada originalmente en Medium. In April, Mexican journalist and academic Ricardo Raphael spoke about media suppression in Mexico at the annual Stanford Global Studies student dinner. In his remarks, Raphael described Mexico as being in a period of “timid speech,” where free press is threatened by violence and organized crime, as well as government corruption. Raphael drew on his own experience of receiving pressure from the Mexican government due to his critical political analysis on one of the country’s most popular radio programs, Enfoque Noticias. “In Mexico, freedom of expression is at risk because the government can exchange ads for silence,” he said. The government, he added, “uses state funds to assure press obedience.” Raphael went on to explain that this is not just a Mexican phenomenon; the entire media [...]

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