lunes, septiembre 10, 2012


PEN International calls on the Mexican authorities to ensure Cacho’s safety and provide sufficient protection for her. A full, and impartial, investigation into these recent threats must be conducted immediately, with those responsible brought to face justice.

Lydia Cacho supports the 132 Movement, which calls for the democratization of electronic media networks, dominated in Mexico by Televisa and TV Azteca.
Lydia Cacho is an extraordinarily brave writer who, despite having been subject to repeated attacks and threats, never fails to give a voice to those unable or unwilling to speak out for themselves. Whether victims of domestic violence, child prostitution, sex trafficking, organised crime, or corruption, or fellow journalists reluctant to publish their findings for fear of the possible repercussions, Cacho tells their stories with power and compassion. This willingness, or compulsion, to tackle the thorniest of issues, led to Cacho being named the winner of the PEN Pinter Prize for an International Writer of Courage in 2010. She is an inspirational journalist and campaigner who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel Speech, certainly casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze, not only upon her native Mexico, but on the world.
Gillian Slovo, President, English PEN


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