Culiacan, Sinaloa. As announced during his weekly convention, Governor Rubén Rocha Moya reiterated that There will be no place in your government for officials who prosecute or file journalists Because of his professional practice, and through a circular that he circulated on this Monday to all secretaries and heads of administrative bodies, Ordered that the public servants who are in the matter have a period of 48 hours to defer their demands, or otherwise, they shall to continue as a common citizen and resign from your posts.
In the circular issued in the morning, once he had concluded his weekly meeting with the media representatives, the Governor Rocha refers to recent events where journalist Luis Enrique Ramirez was deprived of his lifeA document that basically establishes:
“The recent events, especially the deprivation of the life of journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez, are a reason for reflection on the guarantee of the free exercise of the said profession in our state. We must remember that this right must receive strong protection, To which all government agencies are bound to contribute.”
“Based on the foregoing, this Administration is not in harmony with the practice of legal action against journalists for broadcasting expressions in the performance of their profession. For this reason, the officers, who are in the matter, are hereby ordered, so that Within a period not exceeding forty-eight hours from the receipt of this communication, they may appear before the instance concerned to prepare their return.
“In case of disagreement with what was said in the previous lines, he is urged to resign from his position.”
Read more: Congress in Sinaloa pauses to approve legislation to protect journalists
This circular establishes from the very beginning that respect for freedom of thought and expression is one of the fundamental principles of the Fourth Transformation. Its collective dimension implies the existence of professional and independent media that express and disseminate ideas or information on matters of public interest. This is the only way to aspire to a democratic society.