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Special Report: 2012 Deadly Year for World’s Journalists

Turkish Journalist

The year 2012 was one of the deadliest years for journalists, said the Committee to Protect Journalists on Thursday, with a total of 70 killed. The high death toll was attributed to the conflict in Syria and violence against reporters

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Posted in Censorship, Special Report, World News

Woman Journalist’s Murder Turns Veracruz into Deadliest State for Media This Year

Yesterday’s discovery of the body of Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz, a crime reporter and columnist for the regional daily Notiver in the east-coast port city of Veracruz, adds her name to the long list of journalists who have been

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Posted in Human Rights

When Censors Attack: What Really Happened With “A Serbian Film,” “Turin Horse” and “Presumed Guilty”

Source: indieWIRE – By Daniel Loria and Bryce J. Renninger Censorship brought global headlines to three films this week. In Hungary, screenings of native son Béla Tarr’s “The Turin Horse” have been canceled. A Spanish festival director is under attack

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Feb 24, 1836: Alamo Defenders Call for Help

On this day in 1836, in San Antonio, Texas, Colonel William Travis issues a call for help on behalf of the Texan troops defending the Alamo, an old Spanish mission and fortress under attack by the Mexican army. A native

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Posted in Uncategorized

Journalist’s Firing Sparks Debate on Censorship and Media Concentration in Mexico

Source: Journalism in the Americas The controversial decision to sack an award-winning Mexican radio host for commenting on allegations that President Felipe Calderón is an alcoholic has prompted protests and opened a debate on the relationship between concentrated media ownership

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Jan 6, 1912: New Mexico Joins the Union

On January 6, 1912, New Mexico is admitted into the United States as the 47th state. Spanish explorers passed through the area that would become New Mexico in the early 16th century, encountering the well-preserved remains of a 13th-century Pueblo

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Dec 29, 1845: Texas Enters the Union

Six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepts U.S. annexation of the territory, Texas is admitted into the United States as the 28th state. After gaining independence from Spain in the 1820s, Mexico welcomed foreign settlers to

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Posted in Uncategorized

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