North America - Reports
CPJ, CAFOD and The Guardian have developed ‘The Silenced: Fighting for Press Freedom in Mexico’, a photo exhibition that will mark the courage and determination of ‘The Silenced’ and those who continue to fight to tell the truth about the Latin American drug cartels, despite the risks.
The report revealed increases in attacks on journalists in 2011, showing that the authorities are still not doing their job.
Although the government has defended Iranian bloggers, Chinese activists and Arab Spring netizens, it has also been responsible for initiatives that have harmed online free speech and has displayed a hostile attitude to online activities.
The climate of fear and distrust prevalent in the country has led many citizens to become increasingly reliant on social media as a source of news.
The government's repeated failure to protect the human rights of journalists, its complicity in a number of rights violations against them, and the web of laws that limit free expression and effectively gag journalists who seek to expose government corruption are examined in the report.
For the second year in a row, the Harper government has received a failing grade from CJFE in its Report Card on the state of freedom of expression in Canada.
The report highlights yet again an appalling level of violence and attacks perpetrated against journalists and media workers over 2010, along with a marked increase in self-censorship on the part of journalists and editors.
CPJ reveals how drug-fueled crime, violence and corruption have devastated the country's press corps and destroyed citizens' rights to freedom of expression and access to information.
Using a unique methodology, the index tests the efficacy of access to information laws across 32 Mexican states.
The government should do more to protect journalists and media workers who are under threat of widespread abuse, ARTICLE 19 and CENCOS say in their new report.
The report covers the period from July to September 2009 and shows some worrying trends that suggest the situation of freedom of expression continues to deteriorate in the country.
In the report's conclusions, RSF calls for a complete overhaul of the judicial system and major legislative changes concerning the press.
In a special report, CPJ’s Mike O’Connor examines the grave dangers in reporting the news in Ciudad Juárez.