In the U.S. The Press Are Labeled “Enemy of the People”. In Mexico, The Press Are Slaughtered | WBEZ
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In the U.S. The Press Are Labeled “Enemy of the People”. In Mexico, The Press Are Slaughtered

In the U.S., President Trump has repeatedly antagonized the press, recently claiming that journalist are “the enemy of the people”. Conditions for journalists in other countries however, are more extreme. Mexico is the second deadliest country to be a journalist, second only to Syria. According to one report, attacks against the press have increased in Mexico by over 163% over the pass six years. Public display of executions and torture of journalists are common place in Mexico. Acclaimed Mexican journalist, Sanjuana Martinez joins Worldview to discuss some of the brutal realities she has lived through. Martinez is the author of El manto púrpura (The Purple Robe), and Las amantes del Poder (Those Who Love Power). She contributes to the national newspaper La Jornada.

Translation provided by Viviana Garcia-Blanco and Lucina Kathmann.



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