The Ministry of the Interior (Segob) reported that it provides With 50 journalists and those 23 needs support criminal report after that it was leaked database of communicators who cover Morning of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In a statement, the agency indicated that communicators were assisted by civil servant personnel of the Undersecretary for Human Rights, Population and Migration through the protection mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists.
He said it was found through an orientation and information module at the National Palace. eight journalists He decided to request an interview to join the system.
“As part of the corresponding actions, 23 journalists required support to initiate a criminal complaint due to a possible violation of the processing of their personal data.”
He said he had contacted 32 journalists who are involved in the mechanism and who attended the morning conference, for follow-up monitoring and to strengthen their security plan if necessary.
In the case of journalists who are unprotected or at risk of attack, the following contact information is provided:
*Emergency Telephone Number: 55-39-58-56-29
*Email: [email protected]
*Social networks, in X: @Mecanismo_MX and Facebook: Federal Security Mechanism
*Londres 102, Colon Juárez, Alcaldia Cuauhtémoc, CP 06600, Mexico City, Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
What is the protection mechanism for human rights defenders and journalists?
Protects human rights defenders and journalists who face situations of aggression, threats or violence while carrying out their work.
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In addition to threats and harassment, types of attacks are physical, psychological, moral, and economic.
This mechanism provides protection from attacks against communicators, their families, colleagues, union members and/or social organizations.
There are two options for determining the focus of each case, the first being ‘urgent’, which is analyzed in a maximum of three hours and informs a proposed security plan.
The second is of the ‘general’ type, where the system conducts a detailed assessment and proposes a protection plan; Later, the competent authorities are informed about the security plan measures and action is taken on the matter.
Meanwhile, the system’s governing board and journalists decide what measures can be implemented based on risks and vulnerabilities.
The measurements are:
– Urgent: set of actions and means to immediately protect the life, integrity and liberty of the beneficiary.
– Security: Set of functions and security means to counter the risks and protect the rights to life, integrity, liberty and security of the beneficiary.
– Deterrent: set of actions and means in favor of the beneficiary to avoid the consequences of attacks.
“It is important to clarify that the information in each case is confidential and protected; Additionally, the security plan can be updated based on the risk level of each journalist,” Segob said.