Tag Archives: Drug War

Letter from Mexico: Carlos Marín & the Elections

by Rick Rockwell Carlos Marín has become both a symbol and a propaganda tool during Mexico’s elections.  As this is being written, millions of Mexicans are at the polls, voting for a new president.  Although he’s not on the ballot, … Continue reading

Posted in "Excelsior", "Milenio" (magazine), "Milenio" (newspaper), "Proceso", Drug War, Free Speech, Grupo Milenio, Grupos Multimedios, Journalism, Mexico, PAN, PRD, PRI, Reporters Without Borders, Televisa, Television, TV Azteca, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in "El Faro", "El Heraldo", Committee to Protect Journalists, Drug Cartels, Drug War, European Union, FNRP, Free Speech, Honduras, Journalism, Porfirio Lobo, Self-Censorship, United Nations, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Syria’s SNN: An Alternative Voice

by Gabby LaVerghetta One of the major sources of the violent images and videos coming out of Syria has been SNN. No, that’s not a typo. SNN stands for the Shaam News Network, a Damascus-based media aggregator of citizen journalism … Continue reading

Posted in Arab Spring, Citizen Journalists, Drug War, Facebook, Journalism, Mexico, Shaam News Network (SNN), Social Media, Syria, Twitter, Violence, YouTube | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Honduras and the Rule of Law

by Rick Rockwell The kidnapping and murder of Alfredo Villatoro may be proving to be a watershed of realization for the Honduran government.  The details surrounding the investigation of the Villatoro case have shown the weakness and vulnerability of the … Continue reading

Posted in Colombia, Drug Cartels, Drug War, Free Speech, Honduras, Impunity, Justice, Mexico, Porfirio Lobo, Radio Netherlands, Rule of Law, Violence | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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