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Journalists covering Mexico get survival training

May 29, 2009 |  8:53 am

Journalists in Mexico can have a pretty hard time doing their jobs, especially those who cover Mexico's narco-trafficking and organized-crime problems. 

A couple of nonprofit groups that work on press freedom and protection here in Mexico, the Rory Peck Trust and Article 19, got together and ran a course just outside Mexico City this month for 18 journalists living and working here.

During the five-day course, the participants, who came from all over Mexico -- from Michoacan to Baja California -- went through a simulated kidnapping dodged tear gas, learned first aid, and received psychological training on dealing with emergencies.

See the video for more.

-- Deborah Bonello in Toluca, Mexico

Video: Mexican journalists put through their survival paces, by Deborah Bonello.