Mexican journalists put through their survival paces


Journalists in Mexico can have a pretty hard time doing their jobs, especially those who cover Mexico’s narco-trafficking and organized crime problems.

A couple of non-profits who work on press freedom and protection issues here in Mexico, the Rory Peck Trust and Article 19, got together and ran a course just outside Mexico City this month for 18 journalists living and working here.

During the five-day course, the participants, who came from states all over Mexico, from Michoacan all the way to Tijuana in Baja California, were "kidnapped", dodged tear gas, learned first aid, and received psychological training on how to deal with emergencies.

See the video for more.

— Deborah Bonello in Toluca, Mexico for La Plaza

Video: Mexican journalists put through their survival paces, by Deborah Bonello.