How Mexican journalists are responding to reports that the government has been monitoring their communications
“Is it a surprise that the Mexican government spies on you?”
I did not exaggerate when I responded to the foreign correspondent’s question about the latest scandal rocking the Mexican government: “No. We have always known that.”
At least a decade ago, journalists began to have meetings we considered “sensitive” so we did what we saw human rights defenders doing: place a cardboard box outside the meeting room and ask attendees to put their cellphones in it. When we didn’t have a box and a patio we put the cell phones in the refrigerator.