Press freedom in the news 10/01/08

Our special report on press freedom in Mexico, “The Disappeared,” has received a great deal of coverage in the Spanish-language press since its release yesterday. The report is covered in the Mexican dailies Excelsior, El Financiero, Tabasco Hoy, and La Cronica de Hoy. It was also covered in the Argentina-based Pagina12 as well as the Colombian news site Semana.

The International Herald Tribune is running AP’s coverage of the news that the U.S. government has refused visas to two United Nations-accredited Cuban journalists who tried to return to New York after visiting Cuba for a short vacation.

Also today, The Compass blog has a posting examining press freedom in Russia and Putin’s adoption of Soviet style tactics for suppressing free speech.