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Demand Protection for Mexican Journalist Lydia Cacho


Lydia Cacho—one of Mexico's bravest journalists—is once again receiving death threats and needs our protection now. Cacho also says she has received death threats via her blog since February, including one that threatened to “slit her throat.”

Many brave voices have been silenced during Mexico’s drug war through fear mongering, government corruption, and the systematic persecution of journalists that often escalates to murder.

As the recipient of the 2007 International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award and the author of The Demons of Eden: The Power Behind Child Pornography, Cacho has dedicated her life to ensuring freedom of expression. The International Women’s Media Foundation has issued a petition to help support this work by advocating for Lydia Cacho’s safety and protection from disturbing threats.

No one should have to live in fear for seeking out truth or demanding justice. The IWMF is calling for Cacho’s immediate protection and a thorough and adequate investigation into the threats she has received.

Through her courageous voice Lydia Cacho provides hope for everyone who envisions a different Mexico. By signing this petition, you can add the power of your voice to the effort, helping to ensure Lydia Cacho’s safety, and to see that her important work can continue.

Read Lydia Cacho's story from World Pulse's Summer/Fall 2009 print edition online.

Then sign IWMF's petition calling for her increased protection.

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