Tag Archives: drug cartels

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

Posted in Committee to Protect Journalists, Drug Cartels, Drug War, Honduras, Impunity, Media, Porfirio Lobo, Radio, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

In the Freefall of Insecurity, Mexico Unsafe for Many Journalists

by Rick Rockwell What do you tell a young reporter with not much to lose (besides their life) who wants to run off and cover the Drug War in Mexico? This is not a hypothetical question.  This is just one … Continue reading

Posted in "Los Angeles Times", Committee to Protect Journalists, Department of Defense, Drug Cartels, Drug War, Human Rights, Journalism, Mexico, Self-Censorship, State Department | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Best of the Homeland Security Reading List

by Rick Rockwell These days in the post-Sept. 11 world it should come as no surprise that big brother is watching.  One example:  last week’s revelation that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security regularly monitors various online media sources. One … Continue reading

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