CPJ’s Senior Program Coordinator for the Americas Carlos Lauría was live on the national radio show “The Takeaway” this morning talking about the ongoing deterioration of the media environment in Mexico. Lauría was joined by New York Times correspondent Elisabeth Malkin from Mexico City.
of the segment was on four
journalists being held hostage in Mexico’s Laguna region and more
broadly about the dangers the country’s press face trying to report on not only
corruption and drug cartels, but even local politicians and government.
According to CPJ
is one of the world's most dangerous countries for the press. More than 30
journalists have been killed or disappeared in the country since President
Felipe Calderón was elected in 2006.
“The Takeaway” is a national morning news program produced
in partnership with The New York Times,
the BBC World Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston.
Listen online to the audio segment here.