Thursday, October 30, 2008

Magazine | Dangerous Assignments

At least seven Mexican reporters have vanished in just three years, most after probing the connections between criminal groups and public officials, Monica Campbell and MarĂ­a Salazar reveal in the new edition of Dangerous Assignments, now available from the Committee to Protect Journalists.
“ Mexico is already one of the world’s deadliest nations for journalists, with 21 killed since 2000,” Campbell and Salazar write. “But the spike in disappearances suggests a significant shift in the dangers facing the Mexican press.”

Also in the new issue of CPJ’s magazine ... Elisabeth Witchel reports on Russia ’s lagging investigation in the murder of Paul Klebnikov. … in Tunisia , Joel Campagna finds a government aggressively silencing critical writers …. from Sri Lanka,
Agence France-Presse Bureau Chief Amal Jayasinghe describes the challenges in covering the country’s civil conflict … Gambian reporter Ousman Darboe gives a first-person account of his hunt for missing colleague “Chief” Ebrima Manneh. … from Azerbaijan, Nina Ognianova examines the unsolved murder of editor Elmar Huseynov ... and in Gaza, Reuters Bureau Chief Alastair Macdonald remembers slain cameraman Fadel Shana.