A journalist was killed in Tijuana Sunday, the native prosecutor stated, the second media employee murdered in lower than every week within the Mexican metropolis on the US border.
Lourdes Maldonado Lopez was “attacked with a firearm while she was in a vehicle,” stated the Baja California state prosecutor’s workplace.
A couple of days in the past, Maldonado received a labor lawsuit towards a tv firm owned by a former governor of Baja California.
Mexico is likely one of the world’s deadliest nations for reporters.
On Monday, photojournalist Margarito Martinez was discovered lifeless close to his dwelling in Tijuana.
The 49-year-old, who specialised in information associated to the police, had a gunshot wound to the top, in response to prosecutors.
Authorities had been additionally urged to analyze an assault that led to the loss of life of one other journalist and social media activist, Jose Luis Gamboa, within the metropolis of Xalapa within the jap state of Veracruz.
Gamboa was taken to the hospital on January 10 after he was stabbed and left mendacity on the road, however his physique was not recognized till Friday.
It was unclear if the killing was associated to his work.
Media rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders recurrently ranks Mexico alongside Afghanistan and Yemen because the world’s most harmful locations for information media.
At least seven journalists had been murdered in Mexico in 2021, in response to an AFP rely, though it has not been decided if all of the killings had been linked to their work.
More than 100 reporters have been murdered since 2000 in Mexico and solely a fraction of the crimes have resulted in convictions.
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