The fourth edition of premio Breach / Valdez of periodism and human rights regresses in the “most opportune moment”, this game is being organized by its organizers, as Mexico is lamenting the assassination of three periodicists in the year ahead.
The convocatoria for this galardon, which was suspended in 2020 and 2021 by the Covid-19 pandemic, found some of the assessments in Tijuana (northeast) by reporter Lourdes Maldonado and photojournalist Margarito Esquivel and columnist José Léso and Veracruz (this).
“We ratify a lethal reality for the periodism and the freedom of expression and illustration a very colorful record of Mexico as one of the most beautiful countries of the world for the professionals of the media of communication “, dijo Guillermo Fernández-Maldonado, representative in Mexico of the UN Office of the Official for Human Rights (ONU-DH).
Lamentó además que la gran majority de crimenees de periodistas “aún esperan la acción de la justicia sobre los responsables”.
The prize will be awarded this year to the best periodicals working with a range of human rights published during 2020 and 2021, the dates will be received from the 28th of this year until the 11th of March.
The award ceremony will take place on May 3, at the mark of the International Day of the Freedom of the Press, organized by the organizers.
The gala consists of a trip to Europe to find out what logren will provide information about the situation of the periodicals in mexico and generate speeches, as well as a double in the private University of Iberoamericana (IBERO), with a duration of up to one year.
Griselda Triana, Javier Valdez’s communicator and spokeswoman – one of the names in the award – stated that he was a member of the Mexican State “for recognizing the shortcomings and inadequacies of the mechanisms that should be avoided. of periodicals “.
Valdez, who collaborated with AFP and was co-founder of the magazine Ríodoce, was ultimately fired by narcotics officers in Sinaloa (northeast) on May 15, 2017; while Miroslava Breach, reportedly charged with organized crime and corruption, was arraigned in Chihuahua (north) on March 23, 2017.
The Breach / Valdez award is sponsored by UN agencies, France and Switzerland embassies, the IBERO Press and Democracy Program, Sin Fronteras Reporters and AFP.