Political Culture in Mexico Delays Justice for Murdered Journalists

5/3/2017 InSight Crime

Journalist Armando Rodriguez murderThe Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called once again for an end to impunity around the killing of journalists in Mexico after a particularly violent period for the profession. But the different forces behind the aggressions can often contribute to, rather than erode, impunity.

Violence tied to drug trafficking and organized crime is the major danger for reporters in Mexico, according to a new report from the CPJ, which has documented more than 50 cases of journalists or media workers killed or disappeared since 2010.

At least five journalists have been murdered since the start of 2017, including Miroslava Breach Velducea, the Chihuahua correspondent for the national Mexican news outlet La Jornada. The most recent reported killing was of that of Filiberto Álvarez Landeros on April 29.

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