Mexico’s newspapers shy from covering drug gangs

http://www.salon.com/2012/12/15/mexicos_newspapers_shy_from_covering_drug_gangs/

Mexico's regional newspapers are publishing more stories about murders linked to the drug trade, but they remain reluctant to write what they know about the organizations responsible for the killings.A new study by our colleagues at Fundación MEPI, an investigative journalism center in Mexico City, reviewed daily coverage in 14 of 31 Mexican states. It found a significant increase in the number of stories on organized crime groups. But the study says that only two newspapers, El Norte in Monterrey and El Informador in Guadalajara "provided context to the violence, identified the victims and did follow-ups," according to the review, which can be read in English here and in Spanish here.Continue Reading…

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