The Mexican Press: At the Crossroads of Violence

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p64
The article discusses the plight of investigative journalism in Mexico. Many Mexican journalists have become victims of murder, kidnapping or forced disappearances without any form of protection or lack of interest coming from the government or media companies. The escalating violence in Mexico and their need to stay alive have forced some journalists to keep quiet about issues such as the drug trade and corruption. Evidence of the neglect experienced by Mexican journalists include loss of job security, and lack of sponsorship for training. INSET: Statistics on Impunity.


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