Mexico offers $380,000 reward in journalist murder

Associated Press, 5/28/2009

Journalism across the borderMexico’s top prosecutor on Thursday offered a $380,000 reward for information in the kidnapping and murder of a newspaper reporter who was found beaten and dead in an irrigation canal in northern Mexico this week.

The Attorney General’s Office said it would pay 5 million pesos to anyone providing “true, useful, relevant and opportune” intelligence that helps to identify and detain those involved in the killing of Eliseo Barron Hernandez.

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For more information on the perils of journalism in Mexico, read the Mexico Institute’s 2008 report, Journalism Across the Border, by Dolia Estevez.

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