Journalists, Free Expression & Mexico’s War on Drugs

Journalists, Free Expression & Mexico’s War on Drugs


Podcast (1:26:21)

Thursday March 9, 2017 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Rogers Communication Centre, Room 103
Ryerson University
80 Gould Street
Toronto, Ontario

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An inside look at what’s happening to journalists and free expression in Mexico, which, since 2006, has become one of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists. Corruption, impunity and censorship from both drug cartels and the government eroded press freedom and freedom of expression. Reporters have been threatened, forced to flee, or ultimately killed. As conflict evolved, organized crime groups found in social media a platform to challenge the state, terrorize the community and attract followers.

Speakers:

Luis Horacio Nájera, Exiled Mexican journalist & 2016 PEN Canada Writer-in-Residence at George Brown College

James Cullingham, Documentary Filmmaker, teaching the cultural history of Mexico at York University and Seneca College

Co-sponsors: Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, PEN Canada and Ryerson Journalism Research Centre

Please contact cfe@ryerson.ca if you require accommodation to ensure inclusion in this event.

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