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Mexico celebrates Press Freedom Day amid impunity and violence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This Monday, May3, Mexico is celebrating World Press Freedom Day amidst spiraling violence against journalists and ongoing impunity, while civil organizations criticize President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's excessive attacks on the media.

This year's celebration takes place during the coronavirus pandemic, which has also affected journalists, and in the midst of an electoral process that has led to acts of violence against politicians and great stress on the media.

"In Mexico there is a trend toward an annual increase in attacks against journalists that will continue as long as the authorities do . . .

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