Escalating cartel violence in Mexico has led to bouts of self-censorship among journalists fearing reprisals, but few so prominently as Nuevo Laredo's El Mañana, which has decided to quit reporting on local cartel violence altogether.
The Los Angeles Times' Molly Hennessy-Fiske writes that since the paper's editor Roberto Mora Garcia was killed in 2004, there have been a number of attacks on the paper's journalists and offices, leading to the extreme measure.
Two years later, armed men shot up the Nuevo Laredo office, leaving a reporter paralyzed. Afterward, the paper installed bulletproof glass and fortified walls. (more...)