Authors: “Mexico Doesn’t Protect its Journalists” from Drug War

Posted on August 1, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Culture, Drug Activity, Mexico, Organized Crime

In an interview with Público, two Mexican writers, Luis Humberto Crosthwaite and Hector de Mauleón, spoke about the effect of the war on drugs on journalism in Mexico. Both have written books on the subject. They say that journalism has turned into a high-risk profession and that there are parts of the country in which one cannot openly be a journalist. Journalists in high risk areas, such as Tijuana, have to come up with ways to write news which still uphold the tenets of journalism while keeping the journalists themselves safe. The two authors both agree that Mexico’s government does little to discourage retributional violence against journalists. Read Article

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