Five people were killed Thursday in an attack on a community paper in Annapolis, Maryland. But local journalists around the world are vulnerable to attacks, says the head of the Committee to Protect Journalists. And violence against them is on the rise in the United States.
As Mexico prepares for elections, 113 political candidates and eight journalists have been murdered since the election process began last September. According to a recent report on political violence, 72 percent of the violence targeted opposition candidates.
"What’s funny is that they are using the language of diversity of opinion and freedom of speech. 'What’s wrong with alternative opinions? More free speech? What’s wrong with free speech?' That’s kind of the language they’ve adopted, which is our language,” said Russia expert Peter Pomerantsev.