The Baltimore Post-Examiner is pleased to showcase Alex Ormaza’s documentary – Reporters against Silence. Ormaza, a Fulbright Scholar with more than two decades of journalism experience in bilingual, multicultural and international environments, provides a powerful film about the dangers of reporting the truth in a country at war with the cartels.
This week we will be presenting exclusive interviews in this special report. This three-part series focuses on how Mexico organized crime enforcers are killing, kidnapping and threatening journalist at an alarming rate. Drug cartels are targeting journalists to prevent them from reporting their criminal activities.
For journalists covering drug trafficking and organized crime along the Mexico-U.S. border it is perhaps the most dangerous job in the world. This danger is not just for the traditional journalists but bloggers and citizen journalists who use social media to report on Los Zetas activities are also being targeted.
Journalists don’t set out to be heroes, but what many are doing in Mexico is nothing short of heroic.
Watch the preview and stay tuned for the series.