Mexico: Newspapers ban ads offering sexual services in a move to combat human trafficking

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1 November 2011

Ban of Sex Ads in Mexico

Author: UN.GIFT.HUB

Several of Mexico's largest newspapers have stopped running advertisements for sexual services in order to further the fight against human trafficking. El Universal and its tabloid, El Grafico, will no longer print advertisements that potentially facilitate the trafficking of women and children. The newspaper Reforma and its tabloid, Metro, are also doing the same. In many instances the women and girls who provide the sexual services are forced into prostitution via false work promises or kidnapping. Newspaper directors have declared they have a social responsibility to combat the exploitation of women and children from criminal gangs.

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Author: CNNExpansion

Dos de los más grandes grupos editoriales de periódicos de México dijeron este martes que dejaron de publicar la mayoría de los anuncios de oferta sexual...El diario El Universal dijo en una historia publicada en su página principal que ni éste ni su tabloide El Gráfico publicarán "anuncios que podrían ser utilizados por traficantes de personas", a fin de ayudar a combatir lo que expertos califican como un enorme problema de explotación de mujeres y niños en México... [se refiere también a Reforma, Metro]

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