Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Unreported World: Courage of Mexican journalist

Unreported World, Channel 4's foreign affairs documentary strand, returns later this month for its 21st series and will include the story of Mexican crime journalist Lucy Sosa who works for a newspaper whose journalists have been murdered by criminal gangs.

The documentary shows how Sosa lives in constant danger working for El Diario in Ciudad Juárez, which covers the murder capital of Mexico where last year 3,000 people were killed in the battle between drug cartels.

She took over the crime beat from Armando Rodríguez Carreón who was shot dead in November 2008 while taking his daughter to school.

Asked about how she feels about seeing her murdered colleague's desk and photo in the newsroom, Sosa says: "It gives me courage, when I'm afraid I will quit."

She wears a T-shirt on which is written: "Without Journalists There Is No Democracy."

The new series of Unreported World starts on Friday, March 25 at 7:30pm with India's Leprosy Heroes by reporter Seyi Rhodes and producer Richard Cookson.

For the first time Unreported World will not be geo-blocked meaning the series can be viewed online across the world.

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