Two more Mexican journalists killed as reporters condemn worsening violence


Source: The Guardian

Mexican journalists have expressed alarm after two veteran reporters were attacked in their own homes in less than 24 hours, bringing this year’s death toll for media workers to nine – already surpassing the eight deaths recorded in 2020.

Fredy López Arévalo, a veteran reporter in the southern state of Chiapas, was shot in the head inside his home in the city of San Cristóbal de las Casas on Thursday. López had covered Central American politics and the Zapatista uprising for news organisations such as Reuters, the Los Angeles Times and Notimex, and he still reported on the local political situation.


Mexican photojournalist killed after taking photos of bodies along a road


Source: The Guardian

A Mexican photojournalist has been killed after taking pictures of dead bodies left alongside a road, bringing Mexico’s death toll of journalists to nine this year.

Jaime Castaño Zacarías happened upon the dead bodies with their hands bound in northern Zacatecas state on Wednesday morning, following a clash between drug cartels in the city of Jerez, according to media reports.


Murder in Mexico: journalists caught in the crosshairs


Source: The Guardian

Regina Martínez Pérez was considered an enemy of the state. The 48-year-old journalist had made powerful foes investigating allegations of collusion between political leaders, security forces and narcotraffickers in the Mexican region of Veracruz.

She was a source of irritation for four consecutive state governors, highlighting violence, abuses of power and cover-ups in the pages of Mexico’s foremost investigative news magazine, Proceso.


Journalist killings in Mexico worst in a decade, government says


Source: Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – This has been the most violent year for journalists in Mexico in at least a decade, with 19 murdered, a senior official said on Wednesday, the latest sign the government is struggling to get a grip on chronic violence.

Alejandro Encinas, deputy interior minister responsible for human rights, said there had been 138 homicides of journalists since 2010, 38 of them since President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took office on Dec. 1, 2018.


Mexican journalist shot moments before going live on air


Source: CNN

(CNN)A Mexican journalist was shot Monday as he was about to go live on air and died in hospital later the same day.

Israel Vázquez, who worked for digital news outlet El Salmantino, was covering a “discovery of human remains” in the city of Salamanca, in the central state of Guanajuato, at the time of the attack, according to a tweet from the state’s attorney general’s office.


Body of kidnapped online journalist found in northern Mexico with gunshot wound in face

The Washington Post, 8/25/11

Mexican authorities say the body of an online newspaper journalist has been found a day after he was kidnapped.

Sinaloa state assistant prosecutor Martin Robles says the body of 53-year-old Humberto Millan Salazar was found in a farm building outside the city of Culiacan with a gunshot wound in the face.

Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission says 71 journalists have been killed and 14 have disappeared since 2000.

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