Thursday, November 27, 2008

Journalists in the Crossfire... 'Foregoing the Why'

Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Washington Post has a good piece on violence against journalists in the Mexican border town of Ciudad Juarez, a gritty industrial city of 1.5 million that has tallied more than 1,300 grizzly homicides already this year. Since 2000, more than 30 Mexican journalists have been slain, and the Committee to Protect Journalists’ Joel Simon calls the border region – where powerful drug cartels are battling for control – ‘ground zero.’ The costs to society are many, including the fact that journalists flee or simply self censor… only exploring the who, what, when and where… but foregoing the why.

To see the WP story, click here:

To see CPJ’s recent report on journalists along the Mexican border (“The Disappeared in Mexico”) click here:

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