Forbidden Stories

Behind the scenes of the Cartel Project

Go behind the scenes of the Cartel Project with four journalists of this historic collaboration: Jorge Carrasco (Proceso), Dana Priest (Washington Post), Amrai Coen (Die Zeit) and François Ruchti (RTS).

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By Forbidden Stories

15 February 2021

Published two months ago, The Cartel Project coordinated by Forbidden Stories gave unprecedented visibility to assassinated Mexican journalist Regina Martínez’s investigative work.

Including all of the media organizations that shared our work, stories were published in 20 countries and appeared on the front pages of the world’s most widely read newspapers.

32 million
readers, listeners and viewers worldwide

(based on the combined daily audiences of our media partners)

Martínez’s killers wanted to silence her stories, but those stories eventually traveled well beyond Mexico!

After eight years of impunity, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador committed to reopening Martínez’s murder case if he could find a legal basis for doing so.

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