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Topic “drug trafficking”

Fear of violence, lack of training, trauma fuel self-censorship in northern Mexico, study found


Northern Mexico has fallen into a state of fear creating a silenced media that is less willing to report crime and take on investigative pieces, according a recent University of Arizona study. Read more »


Mexican court dismisses charges against man involved in attempted murder of Zeta magazine’s Jesús Blancornelas

A man involved in the attempted murder of the founder and former editor of the Mexican magazine Zeta was absolved of the charges Thursday. Read more »


Awarding-winning journalists for Univision talk about challenges in investigating controversial "Fast and Furious"

Despite difficulties in obtaining public records and information from both the U.S. and Mexican governments, reporters with Univision’s investigative unit were able to uncover numerous unknown details about the controversial gun-smuggling scandal known as Operation Fast and Furious. Read more »


Criminal groups, or Bacrim, become new threat for journalists in Colombia: CPJ

Despite the decrease of violence in Colombia, the armed groups in the country continue to harass and target the press. Besides the guerrilla, the drug trafficking groups known as Bacrim -- which formed after the paramilitary group United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia surrendered its weapons -- are now part of the threats journalists must face. Read more »



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