CPJ Senior Program Coordinator for the Americas Carlos Lauría was live on Fox News’ “Strategy Room” today talking about the deadly environment for journalists in Mexico. Video is above.
The focus of the segment was about how drug cartels are kidnapping and killing journalists in order to control the flow of information. Lauría also talked about Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s struggle to protect freedom of expression in the country.
More than 30 journalists have been killed or disappeared in the country since Calderón was elected in 2006, making Mexico one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press, according to CPJ research.
Assistant Advocacy Director Magnus Ag is a New York-based human rights advocate and journalist. Prior to joining CPJ in 2010, Ag worked as head of section in the Danish Ministry for Science, Technology, and Innovation. He holds a bachelor's and a master's degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen. He speaks English, Danish, and Norwegian. Contact him here or follow him on Twitter @AgMagnus.
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