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Narco war on TV screens

The reality in Mexico is scary—and the drug mafia wants people to be scared. As a journalist in Mexico, can you show people what's really happening—or do you serve the purposes of the criminal...

Text: Ioan Grillo March 09 2013

Mexico’s deadly war on information

Ioan Grillo, in his harrowing article about Mexico’s war on drugs in this issue of PEN/Opp, raises a disturbing question...

Text: Ola Larsmo March 09 2013

Self-censorship—the main danger

Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The main reason is the drug wars between criminal organisations. “Some people say that being a journalist in this country is...

Text: Gabriella Isabel April 17 2012