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Another Mexican Journalist Killed
Via the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas:

Another journalist was killed in Veracruz, México; his body was found inside of plastic bags in the early morning of Thursday, June 14, in the city of Xalapa, reported the Associated Process and the weekly Proceso. The search started the night before after the journalist was kidnapped while leaving his office, according to Reuters. It is believed that the journalist was probably a victim of organized crime, reported the newspaper El Economista.
The killing of journalist Víctor Báez Chino, founder of the news site Reporterospoliciacos.com and police reporter for more than 25 years, makes nine journalists killed since June 2011 in Veracruz, considered by Reporters Without Borders as one of the 10 most dangerous places in the world to practice journalism.
According to the news agency EFE, only a few days back, the journalist told the coordinator of Social Communication of Veracruz, Gina Domínguez, that no one could and should live in fear. “Let’s not let them make fear a way of living for us,”  said Baéz. At a press conference, Domínguez said the killing of the journalist “insults the journalistic profession and also tries to intimidate society and retract the government’s decision to fight crime,” reported the news outlet InfoBAE.com.

Resources that make us sad: A Knight Center map of attacks against against Mexican journalists.
Image: Twitter post by On the Media’s Brook Gladstone.

Ugh. We wrote about this back in 2009.

motherjones:

futurejournalismproject:

Another Mexican Journalist Killed

Via the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas:

Another journalist was killed in Veracruz, México; his body was found inside of plastic bags in the early morning of Thursday, June 14, in the city of Xalapa, reported the Associated Process and the weekly Proceso. The search started the night before after the journalist was kidnapped while leaving his office, according to Reuters. It is believed that the journalist was probably a victim of organized crime, reported the newspaper El Economista.

The killing of journalist Víctor Báez Chino, founder of the news site Reporterospoliciacos.com and police reporter for more than 25 years, makes nine journalists killed since June 2011 in Veracruz, considered by Reporters Without Borders as one of the 10 most dangerous places in the world to practice journalism.

According to the news agency EFE, only a few days back, the journalist told the coordinator of Social Communication of Veracruz, Gina Domínguez, that no one could and should live in fear. “Let’s not let them make fear a way of living for us,” said Baéz. At a press conference, Domínguez said the killing of the journalist “insults the journalistic profession and also tries to intimidate society and retract the government’s decision to fight crime,” reported the news outlet InfoBAE.com.

Resources that make us sad: A Knight Center map of attacks against against Mexican journalists.

Image: Twitter post by On the Media’s Brook Gladstone.

Ugh. We wrote about this back in 2009.

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