Published On: Mon, Jun 12th, 2017

Yucatan creates unit to protect journalists

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Its objective is to protect the integrity of journalists and speech freedom.

Yucatán will have a Special Unit of Attention to Journalists to provide safety measures and protection to reporters, announced Fernando Castro Novelo, head of the Directorate General of Social Communication of the state government.

During the ceremony of the State Award for Journalism 2017, Castro said that with this Unit, along with other measures, the state will have a broad preventive vision, as well as necessary legal infrastructure to face any occurrence which could threaten journalists.

(Photo: El Universal)

(Photo: El Universal)

The professionals who received awards were the journalists Manuel Pool Moguel and Tania Medina Cen, the photographer Héctor Osnaya Negrete, and the cameraman Javier Negrete Gaytán, under the category of coverage.

Under trajectory, Renata María Marrufo Montañez and Luis Antonio Boffil Gómez received awards.

The recognized journalists coincided in the necessity of uniting the trade in order to promote responsible fulfillment of their job without being at risk in pursuit of freedom of speech in the state.

The jury was constituted by directors and teachers from the Autonomous University of Yucatán, Autonomous University of Modelo, Anáhuac Mayab University and the Banking Commercial Institute.




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