“A free press is a fundamental part of a democracy,” said Baron. “It’s not enough to have this freedom. It must be exercised.”
Krauze and Baron also highlighted some opportunities for press coverage in the U.S. and Mexico to improve.
"In Latin America , we have become obsessed with what politicians do. What makes a difference is focusing on the people who don’t have a voice, " said Krauze. “For example, where are the stories of Central American migrants in the Mexican media?”
The event was streamed live by Mexican digital news site Animal Político. Watch the full discussion here.