Jul 12, 2012

Attacks on Mexico Papers Underline Peril to Journalists

NY Times: MEXICO CITY — Two newspapers in northern Mexico have come under attack by gunfire and grenades this week, in what both called an effort to silence reporting on criminal groups.

The attacks, which damaged the offices but caused no injuries, occurred Tuesday, part of a spiral of violence against journalists that has made Mexico, in the throes of a drug war, the most dangerous place in the hemisphere for the news media.

Two offices of El Norte, a Monterrey-based newspaper owned by the largest print media company in Mexico, Grupo Reforma, were attacked with grenades and automatic-weapon fire, the latest of several assaults on news media offices in Mexico in the last few years. Read more.

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