Archive for the ‘Protest’ Category

November 24, 2012

CPJ’s Speak Justice: Voices Against Impunity

By in Protest

The Committee to Protect Journalists is helping to launch Speak Justice: Voices against Impunity, a digital campaign to fight impunity from the ground up. Check out their recently posted trailer here, and find out more about impunity and how it affects your life. To sign up for updates, click here.

July 27, 2012

PEN Protests Violence Against Journalists in Mexico

By in Mexican Press, Protest

Writers from all over the world gathered in Mexico City to denounce the ongoing violence against journalists throughout the country. The event, ¡PEN Protesta!, was an expression of solidarity with Mexican writers and demanded for accountability and freedom of expression. A chair, left empty, served as an homage to those Mexican journalists who died in pursuit of the truth.

“Estamos aquí hoy en solidaridad para decir que termine la violencia. Y juntos aquí para decirle a la Norteamérica que no es mexicana, que su consumo de drogas y su tráfico de drogas y de armas son una parte importante del problema”
– John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International

“…en México decir la verdad es jugarse la vida; lo terrible es que el número (de asesinatos) aumente; hasta cuándo ejercer el periodismo será una sentencia de muerte; cuánto tiempo más debemos esperar para que las autoridades ofrezcan garantías reales que garanticen la vida y la profesión, cuánto tendrá que pasar para que México deje de ser el país más peligroso de América Latina para ejercer el periodismo”.
– Elena Poniatowska

An ad PEN published in El Universal to the writers and journalists of Mexico. The ad includes the signatures of 170 writers from all over the world.