Defend Your Institutions: Dissent

Document Type



The Office for Intellectual Freedom of the American Library Association

Publication Date



The biggest questions concerning intellectual freedom in this country have always revolved around the right to speak, write or otherwise express dissent on any given topic — most importantly on political or social issues.

In Mexico, an ally, a trading partner, a nation with which we have much in common, more than a hundred journalists have been murdered since the beginning of the century. Jesús Javier Valdez Cárdenas, director and founder of the weekly newspaper Ríodoce, and Jonathan Rodriques, were killed this month for investigating corruption and organized crime.

Publication Title

Intellectual Freedom Blog

Forum Page URL