POV: Reportero

Sun, 01/13/2013 - 11:00pm

Pictured: Bernardo Ruiz and Claudio Rocha film sunrise in Mexicali, Mexico.

Credit: Courtesy of Patricia Benabe/Quiet Pictures

Follows a veteran reporter and his colleagues at Zeta, a Tijuana-based independent newsweekly, as they stubbornly ply their trade in one of the deadliest places in the world. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderón came to power and launched a government offensive against the country’s powerful drug cartels and organized crime. As the drug war intensifies and the risks to journalists become greater, will the free press be silenced? POV: Reportero airs Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11 and 1011).

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