“What has changed is the manner in which news companies are questioning how to react to this,” said Truax.
Organizations like “We Want You Alive” [Los Queremos Vivos in Spanish], founded by a group of Mexican journalists, are fighting for the human rights of journalists and against the violence directed at them. In 2010 the organization carried out marches and protests in several Mexican cities to provide information on the issue. Hundreds of participants have joined the struggle.
Journalists say that their duty as a journalist is to continue to present reality and the news.
“The issue of drug trafficking is a subject that should be covered by all the media and should be exposed,” said Morales. “In a certain sense if you don’t expose it, if you don’t say what’s happening, you are part of the corruption that exists.”
Navarro Bello says that Mexican citizens should use the democratic processes available to them to vote for changes that will end the drug wars and the corruption within the Mexican government.