POV

Program Details
Air Time: 
09/07/2013 - 11:00pm - 11:59pm
Program Title: 
REPORTERO
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/pov/
PSIP Description: 
Journalists at a Tijuana-based newsweekly stubbornly ply their trade as the drug war intensifies.
Long Description: 
"Reportero" 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 for members of the media. In Mexico, more than 40 journalists have been slain or have vanished since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon 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?