El Salvador

6.3 million people
3,480 USD GNI (PPP)
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written by
Karin Deutsch Karlekar
Project Director of "Freedom of the Press"

The current state of media freedom in Latin America was driven home in early May, when three journalists were murdered in Mexico within a week of World Press Freedom Day. This dramatic example underscores a larger trend identified by Freedom House in the recently released Freedom of the Press 2012 report, which noted that a range of negative developments over the past decade have left media freedom on the defensive in much of Central and South America.


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