Bernardo Ruiz – Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

Bernardo Ruiz is the director of Reportero, a documentary film about the violence faced by Mexican journalists, which he tells through the story of Zeta, an independent newsweekly committed to reporting on corruption and drug cartels despite the danger its reporters face.

Since 2006, 48 journalists in Mexico have been killed, but even this is a conservative estimate, Ruiz says. Over the past 3 years, Mexico has reached number eight on CPJ’s impunity index, which records the number of unsolved murders of journalists around the world.

We sat down with Ruiz at the 2012 Human Rights Watch Film Festival in NYC to discuss what’s going on in Mexico.

Learn more about the film at Reportero Project, and pay special attention to its blog, which has continued coverage of Mexico.

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