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Doubt cast on confession in Rodríguez murder

September 24, 2010 5:03 PM ET

The man who Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa said had confessed to taking part in the murder of reporter Armando Rodríguez Carreón was tortured, the newspaper El Diario in Ciudad Juárez reported today. On Wednesday, Calderón told a delegation from CPJ and the Inter American Press Association about the man's...

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CPJ to meet with Calderón in Mexico City on press crisis

September 21, 2010 12:56 PM ET

CPJ's meeting in Mexico on Wednesday with President Felipe Calderón cannot be more timely. A joint delegation with the Inter American Press Association will discuss Mexico's fast-deteriorating press freedom climate....

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Paper will curb coverage to protect reporters' lives in Juárez

September 20, 2010 5:22 PM ET

The major daily in the war-wracked Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez, El Diario, surprised media around the globe on Saturday when it published an unusual editorial that openly compromises the paper's coverage in order to preserve its journalists' lives.Under the headline, "What do you want from us?," the editorial pleads for the cartels...

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CPJ's Lauría tells Fox News about Mexico’s press crisis

August 4, 2010 4:59 PM ET

Watch the latest video at FOXNews.com 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....

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CPJ's Carlos Lauría talks about Mexican press crisis

July 30, 2010 1:30 PM ET

CPJ’s Senior Program Coordinator for the Americas Carlos Lauría was live on the national radio show “The Takeaway” this morning talking about the ongoing deterioration of the media environment in Mexico. Lauría was joined by New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Malkin from Mexico City....

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Balancing risk vs. safety in global news reporting

July 6, 2010 5:40 PM ET

CPJ’s Joel Simon will be live on Wednesday on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show,” a daily news public radio show in Washington. Joining Simon will be Iraqi journalist Haider Hamza, who has covered the war in Iraq for Reuters and ABC News, and Alfredo Corchado, the Mexico bureau chief for...

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President Calderón responds to CPJ’s concerns

July 1, 2010 5:40 PM ET

On June 7, we wrote to Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa about a series of attacks perpetrated against local journalists by federal law enforcement since the beginning of the year. The office of the Mexican president responded on June 16. In a letter to CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon, Calderón informed us that our...

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Baja California governor urges support of federalization

June 16, 2010 5:35 PM ET

Four Mexican journalists have been killed so far this year, at least one in reprisal for his work, and several remain missing after a lethal wave of violence in the border city of Reynosa in late February. Pervasive self-censorship is affecting vast regions of the country as a result of the bloody...

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CPJ testimony: Press freedom in the Americas

June 16, 2010 4:34 PM ET

CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon testified today before the U.S. House of Representatives' Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, saying that while democracies are prevalent in Latin America, the press continues to operate with few institutional protections. This statement was submitted into the record on Monday....

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Cano laureates say no to UNESCO Obiang prize

June 11, 2010 10:27 AM ET

Each year, UNESCO honors a courageous international journalist with the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize, named in honor of the Colombian editor murdered in 1986 by the Medellín Cartel. The prize is chosen by an independent jury and over the years I've attended several moving ceremonies in which...

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