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A Reception With Lydia Cacho

April 4, 2007 | PEN American Center | NYC

Members of PEN were pleased to host a reception for Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho, who had a year-long struggle with the Mexican courts before being acquitted in January 2007 of charges of defaming a local businessman whom she accused of having connections with another man being prosecuted for child prostitution. Cacho was in the United States to receive Amnesty’s 2007 Ginetta Sagan Award.

She spoke to an audience of PEN Members about her work, the political climate for journalists, and her struggle with the Mexican justice system.

• Entire event (40:27)

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