Journal Article

Forced Silence: Determinants of Journalist Killings in Mexico’s States, 2010–2015

By J. A. Brambila

Why are some subnational states more dangerous for journalists? This exploratory article assesses the association of social variables with the murders of journalists within one single country, Mexico, where forty-one journalists were killed from 2010 to 2015. The article suggests that the violent deaths of journalists in Mexico’s thirty-two states are more likely to happen in those subnational polities with high levels of social violence, internal conflict, severe violations of human rights, low democratic development, and economic inequality. The implications of this research and policy recommendations are discussed within the conclusion.

Brambila, J. A. (2017),  Journal of Information Policy, Vol. 7, pp. 297-326.

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