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The Diario de Juarez Editorial, in Translation
The headline, in gripping language, asks simply: 'What do you want from us?' A front-page editorial published by El Diario de Juarez, the main newspaper in violence-plagued Ciudad Juarez, has rippled across the country and among international journalist groups.
Mexican Reporters Decry Gagging in Brutal Drug War
Threatened and intimidated by drug cartels and seemingly abandoned by authorities, journalists covering Mexico’s violent drug war are increasingly self-censoring in order to stay alive.
Mexico Journalists Debate Cartels, Self-Censorship
The threats came to reporters at Imagen, a daily newspaper in the once-quiet state of Zacatecas where drug cartels have taken over in just the last few years. Then editor Patricia Mercado got a phone call ordering her to print a prepared article or she would be kidnapped.
Mexican Journalists Flee Drug War, Seek U.S. Asylum
Mexico's drug war, which has claimed more than 28,000 lives, has become one of the most dangerous stories in the world. Some journalists have taken the ultimate step: They have fled to the United States to seek political asylum.
Calderón Announces Arrest in Journalist's Murder
Mexican President Felipe Calderón on Wednesday told a journalists group that authorities have made an arrest in the death of a Juárez newspaper reporter slain two years ago.
Juarez Editorial Ignites a Beleaguered Mexico
A newspaper's stunning, front-page editorial of seeming surrender to drug capos has set off a national debate from the presidential palace to Mexico's equivalent of the water cooler - its ubiquitous town squares.
Mexico Prepares Plan to Protect Journalists
E. Eduardo Castillo
President Felipe Calderon announced a plan Wednesday to protect journalists in Mexico, where violence against reporters has surged since the government launched a crackdown on drug traffickers nearly four years ago.
Threatened Mexican Journalist Granted US Asylum
A Mexican journalist threatened by drug gangs said on Tuesday he had been granted political asylum in the United States to escape the cartels' increasingly violent campaign to silence the media.
Mexico Photographer, Argentina Reporter Win Awards
A Mexican photographer who documented his country's drug war and an Argentine reporter who wrote about identifying the victims of Argentina's military dictatorship were awarded one of Latin America's most prestigious journalism awards Tuesday.
Slaying Prompts Juarez Paper To Weigh Coverage
The leading newspaper in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, published an extraordinary editorial after one of its young photographers was slain last week.
Juarez Paper Vows to Keep Reporting
Besieged journalists in Ciudad Juarez are vowing to continue covering the drug violence along the border, even after gunmen executed a second reporter from the city's newspaper last week.
Mexico Paper, a Drug War Victim, Calls for a Voice
Randal C. Archibold
It was by turns defiant and deferential, part plea and part plaint, a message as much to the drug gangs with a firm grip on Ciudad Juárez, the bloodiest city in Mexico's drug battles, as to the authorities and their perceived helplessness.
Mexico Paper Cuts Drug War Coverage After Slaying
The biggest newspaper in Mexico's most violent city will restrict drug war coverage after the killing of its second journalist in less than two years, just as international press representatives will urge the government to make security for journalists a national priority.
James Bacon Dies at 96; Longtime Syndicated Hollywood Columnist
Beginning in the 1940s, he covered celebrities for the Associated Press and later the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner. He established close relationships with many stars and wrote books about his encounters.
Mexican Newspaper Photographers Attacked By Gunmen
Two Mexican newspaper photographers have been attacked by gunmen in Ciudad Juarez, in northern Mexico. Police say gunmen shot dead Luis Carlos Santiago and severely injured Carlos Sanchez, who both worked for the local paper, Diario de Juarez.
Violence in Mexico Takes Rising Toll on Press
José de Córdoba & Nicholas Casey
When unknown assailants recently lobbed grenades at the offices of Mexico's powerful broadcaster Televisa in Monterrey and Matamoros, the blasts were seen as a message to the country's media: Beware covering the drug war.
Mexico Most Dangerous Country for Journalists
A total of 52 journalists were killed across the world this year, with Mexico being ranked the most dangerous country for media persons, press freedom watchdog International Press Institute (IPI) has said.
The Central Role of the News Media on 9/11
The News Media had a central role in pulling off the 9/11 psy-op. The operation involved airing on television a substitute, computer-generated version of reality. It has temporarily succeeded to sell to the world the preposterous tale of 19 young terrorists using hijacked airliners to attack the USA.
Press Group: Attacks on Press in Mexico "a Crisis"
The Committee to Protect Journalists says attacks on the press in Mexico represent a "national crisis" that demands "a full-scale federal response."
NAACP, Left-Leaning Media Groups Form Tea Party Tracking Site
A new website sponsored by the NAACP and left-leaning media operations is seeking videographers and bloggers who will search out "racism" and "extremism" among Tea Partiers.
Condolences Over Death of German Dehesa
Suzanne Stephens Waller
The Presidency reports that President Felipe Calderón and his wife Margarita Zavala expressed their deepest condolences over the death of writer and journalist German Dehesa, which ocurred this week.
Jules Loh, Former AP Features Writer Who Covered the Odd, Offbeat and Momentous, Dies at 79
For most of his four decades as a reporter, Jules Edward Loh traveled the United States, reaching every state and using his honeyed Georgia accent to charm his way into the hearts, minds and lives of Americans, famous and obscure.
UN: Mexico Most Dangerous in Americas for Press
Mexico is the most dangerous country in the Americas for journalists and the violence against reporters may increase, investigators from the United Nations and the Organization of American States said Tuesday.
Threats Against Mexico's Journalists: "You're Vulnerable, and It's Hard to Accept"
"The threats change your whole life," said Jade Ramírez, a journalist who has been living for months with that burden, which also hangs over a growing group of her colleagues in Mexico.
In Mexico, Journalists Are Becoming an Endangered Species
The life of a journalist has never been easy in Mexico, a country noted for its one-party rule, corruption and lawlessness. But in recent years, since President Felipe Calderon challenged the control of drug cartels that “sought to rule the nation,” practicing journalism has become a deadly occupation.
Theatre-Media Can Help Dispel Myths Around HIV/AIDS
"If theatre and media join hands I am sure that they will be able to shatter many myths that abound in society about AIDS," this is what Ms Tripurari Sharma, associate director, National School of Drama (NSD) said while addressing media persons at 'Media for Children.'
In U.S., Confidence in Newspapers, TV News Remains a Rarity
Americans continue to express near-record-low confidence in newspapers and television news - with no more than 25% of Americans saying they have a "great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in either. These views have hardly budged since falling more than 10 percentage points from 2003-2007.
Under Threat From Mexican Drug Cartels, Reporters Go Silent
A new word has been written into the lexicon of Mexico's drug war: narco-censorship. It's when reporters and editors, out of fear or caution, are forced to write what the traffickers want them to write, or to simply refrain from publishing the whole truth in a country where members of the press have been intimidated, kidnapped and killed.
Mexico: Alejandro Caso Niebla Appointed Director General of National Media
Suzanne Stephens Waller
The Presidency reports that Media and Communications Coordinator Alejandro Sota Mirafuentes has appointed Alejandro Caso Niebla Director General of the National Media, to replace José Alfredo García Medina.
Narco-Blogger Beats Mexico Drug War News Blackout
Olga R. Rodriguez
An anonymous, twentysomething blogger is giving Mexicans what they can't get elsewhere - an inside view of their country's raging drug war.
Travel Classics West 2010 at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Travel Classics West
There's no better way to stay in the loop of major magazine markets, as you enhance your career with great writing assignments. Travel Classics is unlike any other conference on Earth.
Anderson Cooper Apologizes For Media Complicity In Tillman Cover-Up
Interview with Pat Tillman’s father about new documentary exposing how the government with help from the media used Pat Tillman’s death to promote the war.
Mexican Journalists March for Protection, Justice
E. Eduardo Castillo
More than 1,000 Mexican journalists marched through the city center Saturday to protest the killing and disappearance of their colleagues as escalating drug violence increasingly targets reporters.