Mexican Journalists Stand in Solidarity with US journalists


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March 6, 2017

To our colleagues in the United States of America,

At this time of an unprecedented, relentless assault on the free press of the United States by the Trump administration, we Mexican journalists, writers, and publishers stand in solidarity with you as you do your crucial work.

For decades you have stood by us as successive governments and criminal gangs have targeted our press and assassinated our journalists for doing work in the public interest – uncovering crimes and corruption. And so many times we have only known the truth about our own country by reading the stories followed and uncovered in the US press. We urge you to continue to uphold freedom of expression as your society, institutions, and values depend upon it.

You have stood with us during the darkest hours of press freedom in Mexico and, although we never could believe this day would come, we now stand with you.

Most sincerely,

Jennifer Clement
President, PEN International
President Emeritus PEN Mexico

Homero Aridjis
President Emeritus, PEN International

Lucina Kathmann
VicePresident, PEN International
President Emeritus, PEN San Miguel

Magali Tercero
President, PEN Mexico

Aline Davidoff
President Emeritus, PEN Mexico

Eduardo Lizalde
President Emeritus, PEN Mexico

Víctor Manuel Mendiola
President Emeritus, PEN Mexico

Judyth Hill
President, PEN San Miguel

Elizabeth Starcevic
President Emeritus, San Miguel

Beverly Donofrio
President Emeritus, PEN San Miguel

Arnulfo Velasco
President, PEN Guadalajara

Martha Cerda
President Emeritus, PEN Guadalajara

María Elena Ruiz Cruz
President Emeritus, PEN Mexico

Adriana Díaz Enciso
Adriana Malvido
Alberto Castro Leñero
Alberto Chimal
Alberto Lomnitz, Coordinator of the National Theatre Companies
Alberto Ruy Sánchez
Alejandro Almazán
Alejandro Ortiz
Alejandro Páez Varela, Founding member of www.SinEmbargo.mx
Alejandro Sandoval Ávila
Alfredo Corchado, Director
Alice Pipitone
Alicia García Bergua
Alicia Quiñones
Ana Belén López
Ana Clavel
Ana Cristina Ruelas, Director of Articulo 19 for Mexico and Central America
Ana García Bergua
Andrés Ramírez, Literary Director of PRH Mexico
Angélica Abelleyra
Angelina Muñiz-Huberman
Antonio Fuente
Antonio Ortuño
Armando Alanís Canales
Armando Vega-Gil
Arturo Delgado
Barbara Sibley
Ben Santamaría
Benjamín Mayer Foulkes
Bernardo Fernández, Bef
Beverly Donofrio
Boris Viskin
Braulio Peralta
Brenda Ríos
Carlos Bravo Regidor, Periodismo CIDE
Carlos Tello
Carlos Tomasini
Carmen Boullosa
Celia del Palacio
Celia Guerrero, Periodistas de a Pie
Columba Vertiz de la Fuente
Concepción Peralta
Cristina Pacheco
Cristina Rivera Garza
Chloe Aridjis
Damián Mendoza
Daniel Moreno, Director of Animal Político
Daniel Rodríguez Barrón
Daniela Pastrana
Daniela Rea
Darío Ramírez, Former Director, Article 19
David Huerta
David Lida
David Olguín
David Santa Cruz
Denise Dresser
Diego Enrique Osorno
Dominic Braco II
Eduardo Milán
Eduardo Moshes
Eduardo Vázquez Martín, Minister of Culture for Mexico City
Eileen Truax
Elena Poniatowska
Elia Baltazar
Enrique Serna
Everardo González
Federico Mastrogiovanni
Fernanda Álvarez, editor at PRH Mexico
Fernanda Melchor
Fernando Fernández
Fernando García Ramírez
Fernando Rivera Calderón
Francisco Castro Leñero
Francisco Goldman
Francisco Mata Rosas
Genaro Lozano Valencia
Guillermo Quijas, Director of the International Oaxca Book Fair
Héctor de Mauleón, Deputy Director Nexos
Héctor Iván González
Hector Toledano
Hernán Bravo Varela
Humberto Enoc Cavazos Arozqueta
Ignacio Rodríguez Reyna, Director of Emeequis
Imanol Cayeda
Irene Selser
Ioan Grillo
Iris García Cuevas
Irma Evangelina Gallo
Irma Palacios
Irving Ramírez
Isaí Moreno
Iván Alonso Báez Díaz
Iván Farías
Iván Ríos Gascón
Jaime Mesa
Jaime Romero Robledo
Javier Martínez Staines, Director of Think Tank Media
Javier Moro Hernández
Jenaro Villamil
Jorge Volpi, Director de Culture UNAM
José Agustín
José Ángel Leyva
José Buendía
José Fernández
José Luis Martinez S., Director of Laberinto, Milenio
José Manuel Recillas
José Pablo Salas
Josué Ramírez
Juan Castro Gessner
Juan Villoro
Julián Herbert
Julio Patán
Karl Casillas
Keith Dannemiller
Laura Emilia Pacheco
Laura Esquivel
Lolita Bosch
Lucía Rivadeneyra
Luis Alberto Castillo
Luis Cardona
Luis de la Barreda Solórzano
Luis Miguel Aguilar
Luis Roberto Castrillón
Lydia Cacho
Magali Velasco
Marcela Turati
Marco Antonio Cruz, Photography Editor at Proceso
Margo Glantz
María Baranda
Mariclaire Acosta, Director of Freedom House Mexico
Mario Bellatin
Martha Díaz de Kuri
Martín Solares
Mauricio Sandoval
Michelle Solano
Miguel Ángel Quemain
Miguel Castro Leñero
Miguelángel Díaz Monges
Mónica Lavín
Mónica Mansour
Mónica Sánchez Escuer
Moshen Emadi
Nantzin Saldaña
Natalia Toledo
Nicolás José
Omar Nieto
Óscar de la Borbolla
Pablo Ferri, Premio PEN
Pablo Moya, co-director of Ediciones El Milagro
Pedro Meyer
Primitivo Olvera
Raquel Castro
Raquel Huerta-Nava
Raúl Trejo Delarbre
Ricardo Castillo
Ricardo Cayuela, Editorial Director of PRH Mexico
Rose Mary Salum, Director, Revista Literal
Roberto Banchik, General Director of PRH Mexico
Rocío Cerón
Rocío Gallegos, Editorial Director of Diario de Juárez
Rodrigo Garnica Portillo
Rodrigo Martínez Baracs
Rogelio Villarreal Macías
Román Revueltas Retes
Rosa Beltrán
Rose Mary Espinosa Elías
Sabina Berman
Sandra Cisneros
Sara Sefchovich
Sergio González Rodriguez
Sergio Téllez-Pon
Sheila Amador
Sidharta Ochoa
Tanya Huntington Hyde
Témoris Grecko
Vanessa García Lembo
Verónica Maza Bustamante
Verónica Murguía
Vianett Medina. Director of Asoc. Libreros Tijuana.
Vicente Rojo Cama
Viétnika Batres
Wilberto Torre
Yuri Herrera

For further details please contact Sahar Halaimzai at PEN International’s London Office: PEN International, Koops Mil, 162-164 Abbey Street, London SE1 2AN Tel: +44 (0) 207 405 0338 Fax: +44 (0) 207 405 0339 email: sahar.halaimzai@pen-international.org