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May 16, 2013

VIDEO: In Mexico, journalists operate in danger

In Mexico, where 53 journalists have been slain in six years, some outlying regions have become “zones of silence,” where news of beheadings and other atrocities barely filter out. Fear has grown so pervasive that gangsters can mute the news media in some states without killing a single journalist, and a handful of newspapers have openly surrendered, telling readers they no longer will cover crime.

In Mexico, where 53 journalists have been slain in six years, some outlying regions have become “zones of silence,” where news of beheadings and other atrocities barely filter out. Fear has grown so pervasive that gangsters can mute the news media in some states without killing a single journalist, and a handful of newspapers have openly surrendered, telling readers they no longer will cover crime.

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