Category Archives: Committee to Protect Journalists

Letter from Honduras: The Villatoro Case

by Rick Rockwell The case of Alfredo Villatoro, the assassinated journalist who headed the news operations at the country’s most popular radio network HRN, has galvanized the journalism community in Honduras.  (For more background on the case, please see:  “Honduras … Continue reading

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Media Danger Zone: Honduras on the Edge

by Rick Rockwell If a building is on fire and the blaze is too high up for the fire department to reach it, what happens?  Certainly, fire fighters gallantly try to save anyone they can and they will inevitably figure … Continue reading

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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

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Eurovision 2012: Debating Rather than Singing in Azerbaijan

by Gabby LaVerghetta Eurovision is still more than a month away, but the international song contest is already receiving plenty of press — about the press.  The issue at hand is whether the contest should play a role in freedom … Continue reading

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Chavez & the Media: A History of Conflict

by Allison Dickinson Special to Sutradhar’s Market Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez Frías is a polarizing figure, seemingly either adored or despised, depending upon the commenting public figure or media outlet. Venezuela’s media have had a tumultuous relationship with the leader, … Continue reading

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