In Mexico, reporters tortured and murdered, in US plagiarism dominates

By Brenda Norrell

 

While journalists are being tortured and murdered in Mexico and around the world, in the US, particularly in Indian country national news, the common practice is to hire paid stay-at-home plagiarizers. They let others take the risks, do the work and pay the costs, while collecting a paycheck and rarely leaving their homes.

The professional plagiarizers copy and paste from the web, stealing others work for profit, while deceiving their readers into believing that they are actually out covering the news. They often add stolen copyrighted photos.

What this also means for Indian country is that there are no reporters serving as watchdogs in Washington DC, where Arizona Sen. McCain and the others are stealing land and water rights from Native Americans. Most recently, McCain sneaked through in the defense bill the theft of Apache sacred land at Oak Flat for a copper mining company.

Last Friday, McCain was chased off the Navajo Nation by angry Navajo protesters. Although McCain denies this, there is video of his car being chased to the airport.

While the standard of journalism has collapsed in the US -- into plagiarism, copy and paste and deceit -- in other countries, journalists continue to pay with ther lives.

In Mexico, Ruben Espinosa paid for truth and journalism with his life. Ruben was tortured before they assassinated him in Mexico City. The women in the house were raped and murdered.

In memory of the high standard that Ruben gave us.

 

In the news: The Telegraph: Mexican photojournalist tortured before death

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/mexico/11779547/Mexican-photojournalist-tortured-before-death.html

About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.