REPORT SAYS MEXICO IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACES FOR JOURNALISTS

May 02, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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A report by a journalism group underlines that Mexico is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

The report Tuesday from the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists says – impunity for criminals in Mexico remains the norm.

In March, a former police official in Oaxaca was sentenced to 30 years for killing a reporter – but those behind the attack were not tried.

That conviction was followed by a number of shootings and killings of journalists throughout March.

The report says “endemic impunity allows criminal gangs, corrupt officials, and cartels to silence their critics.”

Over 50 journalists and media workers have been killed in Mexico since 2010.

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