In certain parts of Mexico, journalism is a dying career. Yet the cause is not a slowing sale of newspapers but a rising number of bodies. During the past six years the Mexican drug war has claimed over 30,000 lives, yet the press cannot comment without fear of retribution. Mexican journalist and author Jacinto Rodríguez and journalist and rights activist Darío Ramírez will speak on the current situation of the press in Mexico. Presented in Spanish with simultaneous translation provided. Seating is limited.
Jacinto Rodríguez is the Tinker visiting professor for spring 2011 at the Lozano Long Institute for Latin American Studies. A practicing journalist who has gained a national reputation for his writing on Mexican politics and the press, he currently works as coordinator of the program Prensa y Democracia at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.
Darío Ramírez is firector of Mexico and Central America for ARTICLE 19, a human rights organization that promotes freedom of expression and information worldwide.
Sid Richardson Hall (SRH) 1.313, Hackett Room
Gail B Sanders (gbs63) - 232.2423
Mexican Center of LLILAS (Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies)