Mexico / 2010

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An uncanny alliance to benefit CPJ's assistance program

December 9, 2010 4:13 PM ET

While a first glance, The Irish-Mexican Alliance might seem like an unorthodox partnership, last night's poetry and music fundraising event for CPJ at Connolly's Pub near Times Square proved otherwise. ...

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Armando Rodríguez's murder: Two years, no justice

November 17, 2010 5:23 PM ET

Two years have passed since the killing of El Diario journalist José Armando Rodríguez Carreón, known to his friends as "El Choco," and no legal process has begun to shed light on the crime committed on November 13, 2008. Faced with the reality of impunity, his widow, Blanca Martínez,...

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Alfredo Corchado: 'Trust No One'

November 11, 2010 11:02 AM ET

On Monday, the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington hosted a panel discussion on the press freedom crisis in Mexico. Carlos Lauría and I spoke about CPJ report "Silence or Death in the Mexican Press" and the results of our meeting in September with President Felipe Calderón. Dolía Estevez described the...

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Mexico no different than Iraq, reporters tell Wilson Center

November 10, 2010 5:38 PM ET

On Monday, before a large audience of government officials, representatives of NGOs, reporters, and students, CPJ's senior program coordinator for the Americas, Carlos Lauría, said that the level of crime violence, and corruption facing the press in Mexico, where more than 30 journalists have been murdered or have gone missing...

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Program to protect reporters raises doubts in Mexico

November 9, 2010 3:44 PM ET

The Mexican government is currently putting together a program, it says, that will help reduce one of the most brutal problems for journalists: their lack of protection from death threats from drug cartels, government officials, and ordinary criminals. Senior officials at the Ministry of Interior told CPJ that they...

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Brad Will's mother: 'No movement' in case four years on

November 5, 2010 10:47 AM ET

Last week marked the fourth anniversary of the murder of Brad Will, a 36-year-old American activist and journalist who was shot while covering anti-government protests in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. His murderers remain at large. ...

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Online freedom of expression in Latin America

November 2, 2010 3:12 PM ET

On his blog, El Oso, David Sasaki has just finished up the third and last part in his series, "Internet Censorship and Freedom of Expression in Latin America." It's a brilliant overview of current political and social pressures on free speech and online reporting in the region. Some key...

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At PEN, CPJ event, Mexico press crisis examined

October 21, 2010 12:50 PM ET

The line of people at the stairs leading down to the Great Hall at Cooper Union in lower Manhattan formed early and turned into an audience of 500. They came to hear prominent Mexican and U.S. writers and free expression advocates assess, denounce, and seek solutions to the wave of...

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PEN, CPJ call attention to Mexico press crisis

October 14, 2010 3:30 PM ET

"Tell them not to kill me!" pleads a man in the opening lines of a fascinating tale of violence with the same title by one of Mexico's most esteemed writers, Juan Rulfo. It is, sadly, the same cry for help that Mexican journalists are sending out to the world...

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Mission Journal: Calderón sees a national threat

September 26, 2010 5:32 PM ET

Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa had a message to deliver and it wasn't about press freedom. After hearing the concerns presented by a joint delegation from CPJ and the Miami-based Inter American Press Association last week, the president wanted us to know something: He didn't go looking for a fight against...

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