Tag Archives: self-censorship

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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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

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

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Hacking for Hugo: Cyberattacks, Twitter & Venezuelan Politics

by Rick Rockwell Nothing is more embarrassing in this digital era than having your electronic presence hacked.  In one of those unfortunate tropes on victimhood, the target of the hacking gets the blame. Now, imagine a government might be directing … Continue reading

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The Rapporteur’s Burden: The Battle Over Free Speech at the OAS

by Rick Rockwell Ecuador and Venezuela have made their point.  However, it remains to be seen if they have won the battle. What’s at issue here is more than just a diplomatic row at the Organization of American States (OAS).  … Continue reading

Posted in "The New York Times", Committee to Protect Journalists, Diplomacy, Ecuador, Free Speech, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Latin America, Organization of American States, Self-Censorship, Venezuela | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments