English PEN campaigning to protect journalists in the Americas

English PEN has today published an update on its campaign, Freedom to Write in the Americas.  They are concerned for the safety of journalists in countries including Mexico and Cuba.

Roy Greenslade in his blog reports briefly on the sad news of the killing of another journalist in Mexico, whose job included reporting on crime.  He gives a link to the Committee to Protect Journalists (or CPJ). 

Update, 21 Feb. 2010: There were more journalists killed worldwide in 2009 than in any previous year, the Committee to Protect Journalists has announced.  

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