IRB – Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (Author)
The following information was provided by
the sub-director for information at Mexico's National Commission
for Human Rights (Comisión Nacional de Derechos
Humanos(CNDH) in Mexico City during a 24 April 1996 telephone
interview with the DIRB.
The source stated that the CNDH produces
one annual report every year with a chapter compiling the threats
and attacks directed at journalists under the title "Programa sobre
Agravios a Periodistas" (summary of attacks against journalists).
The source mentioned that the report lists the full name of the
journalist attacked, the date and location of the threat or attack,
with a comment on its nature. The journalist's name is followed by
a registration number, since the CNDH follows through only on those
complaints that have been registered by the journalist at the
office of the CNDH. The source added that each annual report
outlines recommendations to the relevant authorities;
recommendations that have been acted upon are noted in the report,
as are those that have not yet been implemented..
The DIRB has received a copy of the
above-mentioned chapter in Spanish covering each year from 1989 to
1995. An English translation of the document will be forwarded to
Regional Documentation Centres upon reception.
This Response was prepared after
researching publicly accessible information currently available to
the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does
not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular
claim to refugee status or asylum.
Mexico's National Commission for Human
Rights (Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos(CNDH), Mexico
City. 24 April 1996. Telephone interview with the sub-director for