Press freedom in the news 1/08/2009

Yesterday’s attack on Mexican TV network Televisa is making headlines in the world press today. The Washington Post has coverage of masked gunman threw a grenade at the TV station, allegedly in retaliation for reporting on drug trafficking. The article quotes CPJ’s Carlos Lauria, who said that the “attack in Monterrey is another example of how bad the situation has become in Mexico, which we consider the most dangerous place to be a reporter in the hemisphere and one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.”

The Associated PressVoice of America, and Reuters also had coverage of the attack. 

Also in the news today is Agence France-Presse‘s coverage of recent violence against journalists in Sri Lanka. The article cites our alert calling for an official investigation into Tuesday’s attack on the Maharaja TV station outside of Colombo.