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From the Editor


Gamarra, Eduardo A., Hemisphere


In August 1999, Jaime Garzon, a popular political satirist, was gunned down on his way to the Bogota radio station where he worked. The murder sparked an outpouring of protests and mourning in Colombia and received extensive coverage in the international press. Regrettably, however, the murder of a journalist is an all too common occurrence in much of Latin America. Scores of less famous reporters, photographers and editors in the region have lost their lives in the past decade as a direct result of their work, without receiving the same public attention.

This issue of Hemisphere focuses on journalism in Latin America, in both its positive and negative aspects. In his article about anti-press violence in the region, Silvio Waisbord argues that such attacks are not isolated events, but rather the product of societies with legacies of human rights abuses and weak civil institutions. He uses the murder of Argentine photojournalist Jose Luis Cabezas as a case in point. Another journalist who died violently in Argentina, Rodolfo Walsh, is the subject of an article by Jose Luis Benavides. The article celebrates the lifework of a man recognized as a pioneer in the movement toward socially responsible journalism. Chappell Lawson also emphasizes a lessening of state control over the media in his article about the growth of independent journalism in Mexico. Finally, Laurie Goering, a reporter with The Chicago Tribune, shares her (often humorous) experiences working as a correspondent in Brazil.

Other topics covered in this issue include the ongoing legal proceedings against General Augusto Pinochet. …

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