On November 2, 2011, PEN launched a Day of the Dead campaign to focus public attention on the appalling violence affecting journalists and writers in Mexico, and to mobilize pressure on the Mexican authorities to do more to end impunity. In Toronto, students at Martingrove Collegiate Institute held a Day of the Dead event in the school library on November 1.
Standing in a darkened room, next to an altar decorated with brightly coloured cloth, skulls and framed photographs of the fallen journalists, students read poems in Spanish and English.
Read Corruption, Impunity, Silence: The War on Mexico’s Journalists, a report by the International Human Rights Program (IHRP) at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and PEN Canada.
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