September 22, 2010--Calling the right to free expression a priority of his
government, Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa pledged today to push
for legislation that would make attacks on journalists a federal crime. In a
lengthy meeting with a delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists and
the Inter American Press Association, the president also said federal
authorities will soon implement a program to provide security to at-risk
journalists, one modeled after a successful effort in Colombia.