Category Archives: Media Repression

Suspending Political Satire in Egypt

  Bassem Youssef’s popular Egyptian television show ‘El Bernameg’ was recently suspended for mocking the current military installed government in Egypt. Youssef hosts the popular satellite program which is modeled on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.  Being one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Al Jazeera, Arab Spring, Censorship, Diplomacy, Egypt, Free Speech, Freedom of Expression, Globalization, Human Rights, Journalism, Media, Media Repression, Middle East | 1 Comment

Mexico: The Dangerous Climate for Free Speech

by Allison Dickinson Special to Sutradhar’s Market “Journalism in Mexico can be a violent business,” Lucy Conger wrote.  Unfortunately this statement from 1997 has become an understatement in present-day Mexico. The situation for journalists in Mexico has gotten progressively worse, … Continue reading

Posted in "El Diario de Juarez", Censorship, Committee to Protect Journalists, Drug Cartels, Drug War, Felipe Calderon, Free Speech, Gulf Cartel, Journalism, Juarez Cartel, Media Repression, Mexico, Newspapers, Self-Censorship, Sinaloa Cartel, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Mexico’s Violent Cycle

by Rick Rockwell How long does Mexico have to suffer before its violent cycle ends?  This question comes to mind because Mexico City’s Human Rights Commission announced last week that March of 2012 was the most violent month on its … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, Drug Cartels, Drug War, Felipe Calderon, Human Rights, Media Repression, Mexico, Televisa, United Nations, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Remembering Argentina’s Dirty War & Effects on the Press

(Editor’s Note: Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching final papers on a variety of topics. We are posting proposals and updates on these projects to demonstrate their progress.) by Allison Dickinson Special to … Continue reading

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Stepping Up for Journalists in Mexico’s Drug War

by Rick Rockwell Credit where credit is due: the U.S. government admits the flow of illegal drugs northward to the U.S. market through Mexico fuels the Drug War.  This past week, E. Anthony Wayne, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico announced … Continue reading

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