THREE RADIO STATIOS IN MEXICO, HOLLAND AND PARAGUAY JOIN TO BROADCAST A SERIES ON FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Dec 122008

In December 2008, from Monday December 8th to Saturday the 13th, (the week of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations) a series of interviews about the importance of freedom of the expression were broadcasted on Antena Radio in Mexico City and 10 other radio stations throughout the country, Radio Libre in Paraguay and Radio Nederland from Holland with its 1,500 radio afilliated stations all over Latin America.

Knight International Journalism Fellow Benjamin Fernandez Bogado and Mario Campos hosted the programs where journalists, politicians, ethics experts, artists and university professors analyzed the vital role freedom of expression plays in developing democracy and in strengthening freedom of the press. Mexico is one of the most unsafe countries for journalism in the world. More than 29 were killed in the last two years and media is under threat by different legal and illegal forces. Radio programs were so well received by many listeners all over Latin America that some of them requested more information.