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Stories about Mexico

Interview with Erick Huerta, a researcher helping to bring internet access to indigenous communities in Mexico

A project to build and strengthen the communication and technological autonomy of indigenous peoples and communities.

A look at indigenous women in Mexican cinema

Indigenous Mexican women in film, like Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma", 2018), Carmen Martínez ("At' Anni'", 2019), and Ángeles Cruz ("Arcángel", 2018), are drawing the attention of audiences worldwide.

“Language is also a form of resistance”

"As a citizen of the Mexican State, I demand that my language, our languages ​​and peoples, have the same opportunities to survive and exist without the fear of being extinguished....

‘Silence and invisibility hide under the sham that is Mexico’s racial intermixing’

"Intermixing as biopolitics denied the existence of black communities in this land."

Netizen Report: Amid WhatsApp attacks, advocates launch legal challenge against Israeli malware maker

Spyware makers exploit a security flaw in WhatsApp, Singapore bans false information and Somalia plans to shut down social media during school exams.

“Our languages are not dying, they are being killed”

“Your language is worthless,” they were told repeatedly. “To be a Mexican citizen, you must speak the national language, Spanish. Stop speaking your language.”

A new #MeToo wave is flooding Mexican social media

"As students, colleagues and partners in academia, we join the condemnation movement started by @MeTooWriters, followed by @MeTooFilmMx, and sustained by brave and fed-up women."

#ViernesTradicional highlights and safeguards Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in clothing

A social media campaign celebrates Mexico's rich cultural diversity found in traditional clothing and raises awareness to protect against threat of plagiarism.

Mexican women protest for their lives as kidnappings and femicides surge

More than 150 people, most of them women, have been kidnapped from Mexico City's subway system over the past four years.

Under Peña Nieto, Mexican journalists endured threats, killings — and digital surveillance, say researchers

"If they killed Javier Valdez [the] most protected member in the field, what can the rest of us expect? It is as if we all have a target on our...

Oaxacan women learn essential photo skills to reframe their lives

Over a weekend in November 2018, 25 young girls from Oaxaca learned about photography techniques from instructors of the Museum of Photographic Arts.

AMLO, Mexico's new pacifist president, will create a militarised police force to fight street crime

As Mexico enters the twelfth year of its armed conflict, the president-elect sparks controversy proposing to militarize the police.

‘The Little Prince’ now speaks Tsotsil

"Ch’in Ajvali" was released in November 2018 by the independent Argentinian publisher Los Injunables, which published an Aymara translation of the same book in 2016.

Arrival of the ‘migrant caravan’ lays bare Mexico's own anti-immigration side

"Mexico has a long and proud tradition of open doors to persecuted people, in exile, or victims of violence [...] Why are there first and second class exiles and refugees?"

Interactive maps become a tool to fight crime in Mexico

Collaborations such as the use of interactive mapping tools reflect the situation of citizens living with security issues. These citizen tools are a practical response to the problem.

Mexicans celebrate indigenous cuisine with an online healthy food challenge

Mexicans eat more processed food than most Latin American countries despite the country's nutritious indigenous dishes.

Fifty years after the Mexican Movement of 1968, students continue their march against violence and impunity

"We are the grandchildren of '68".

Indigenous telecommunications network in Mexico to provide telephone and internet services via satellite

The first indigenous telecommunications network to provide mobile and Internet services in Mexico's rural communities will expand its services via satélite technology, enabling it to reach the most remote areas.

These were some of the controversies dominating Mexico's online space during the presidential race

The fourth and last installment of the series on the Mexican presidential elections analyzes how the campaigns unfolded on social media.

What's happened to digital rights over the past seven years? 300 editions of the Netizen Report will tell you

This week, we're looking back at seven years of covering global digital rights news in celebration of our 300th edition!

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