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Nov 08, 2010

Emilio Estefan Supports Song Contest to Raise Awareness of Crimes Against Journalists

Posted by Marika Lynch

Emilio Estefan is helping the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) launch its "Lend Your Voice to the Voiceless" contest, to raise awareness of crimes against journalists in the Americas.

Anyone can post videos, songs or lyrics to as part of the six-month contest. The site has already received videos from artists from Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and the United States. The winning entries will be professionally recorded.

Knight Foundation supports the group's Impunity Project, which strives to combat violence against journalists in the Americas. So far this year, 28 journalists have been killed in the Americas - 10 alone in Mexico.

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