Mexican paper scales down reporting on drug war

By Andy Rice 20 September 2010

Mexican newspaper El Diario de Juarez has said it will scale down its drug war coverage in an attempt to protect its staff. "We ask you to explain what you want from us, what we should try to publish or not publish, so we know what to expect," ran the editorial on Sunday. One of the paper's photographers was shot dead on Thursday, and another staffer was injured in the same incident. Twenty-two Mexican journalists have been killed in just the past four years.  Read more: AP, via Washington Post



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