Archive | the war on dissent

UNESCO and AMARC on the Oxacan Community Journalist Murders

AMARC, the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, clarifies the circumstances surrounding the murder of community radio journalists Felicitas Martínez Sánchez and Teresa Bautista Merino in the Mexican state of Oaxaca: [They] were accompanied by Faustino Vázquez Martínez, Cristina Martínez Flores and two minors on their way to their community, after having participated in a […]

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Two young women journalists attacked and killed in Oaxaca

Unfortunately, there is more bad news from Oaxaca, as reported by Reporters Without Borders. The two young women killed were working for a community radio station serving an indigenous population. Reporters Without Borders is deeply shocked by the fatal shooting on 7 April in Putla de Guerrero, in the southern state of Oaxaca, of Teresa […]

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Dispatch from Oaxaca: Breaking the Communication Blockade

I received the following email from George Salzman yesterday: Oaxaca, 3 May 2007 Friends, I fully endorse this call for support of popular radio in Oaxaca from Tonee Mello, who initiated the Oaxaca Study-Action Group with me in December 2005. Here’s Tonee’s message: Subject: [oaxacastudyactiongroup] APPEAL From: Tonee Mello Date: Wed, 2 May 2007 17:02:55 […]

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Headlines from the Feb. 2 radioshow: Journalists Beaten in Oaxaca, a Pro-Fair-Use Bill, The House’s Telecomm Agenda

Community Radio Journalists Beaten in Oaxaca Two community radio journalists were beaten by state-supported militants in the Mexican state of Oaxaca on the night of January 24. One was arrested. According to a report from the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, known as AMARC, the incident occurred during a confrontation between militants of the […]

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The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly

Nancy Davies has a new book coming out with Al Giordano’s Narco News Books, The People Decide: Oaxaca’s Popular Assembly. Giordano announces the book: When on May 25, 2006 Nancy Davies published a reporter’s notebook entry on The Narcosphere titled “The Desperate Government in Oaxaca” few observers– other than Davies – saw the regime of […]

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