City of Literature

Speaking Truth To Power

Harriet Martineau Lecture
with Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández

Friday 26 May 12.30pm

The Adnams Spiegeltent

Lydia Cacho looks through blinds towards the camera
Journalist Lydia Cacho

© Marco Alar

We welcome two of Mexico’s finest journalists – Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández – to talk about their international campaigns to lay bare the shocking corruption and violence of their government. Cacho and Hernandez’s determination to change the world’s view of Mexico and heal the country’s many sorrows draws strong parallels with Harriet Martineau, who wrote openly against discrimination, slavery and corruption in Britain and the US.

The Sorrows of Mexico

Journalism can be dangerous - especially if you live and work in Mexico. Since 2006, more than 80 Mexican journalists have been shot, stabbed, blugeoned to death or decapitated for covering stories on drug trafficking. Whilst many have been scared away, Lydia Cacho and Anabel Hernández have surrendered their personal safety for the sake of the human rights movement.


This event is part of our City of Literature Weekend, 26 - 28 May
Click here to find out about all of the events taking place

Event runs: c. 1 hr



Visit Lydia Cacho's website here

Visit Anabel Hernández's Verso Books page here

City of Literature is presented in association with

Writers’ Centre Norwich

UNESCO City of Literature

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