Americas press freedoms eroding

Media freedom is increasingly under attack in the Western Hemisphere, especially in Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia, said the Inter American Press Association. At least 13 employees of media organizations were killed and two disappeared in the past six months in the Western Hemisphere, said the association, which promotes free expression in the Americas.

The group is holding its 63rd General Assembly in Miami, and will release its full report Oct. 16. An Associated Press story from the opening session Oct. 14 is here.