Aug 21, 2010

Collateral Damage: Threats Against Mexican Journalists: "You're Vulnerable, and It's Hard to Accept"

MEXICO: Threats Against Journalists: "You're Vulnerable, and It's Hard to Accept" : "In the last 10 months, 64 journalists have been killed in Mexico and 12 more have gone missing, according to the governmental National Human Rights Commission. The government blames the murders on organised crime and the escalation of drug-related violence triggered by right-wing President Felipe Calderon's all-out offensive against drug cartels. But no conclusive investigations have been carried out to demonstrate that the attacks were the work of organised crime.

On the contrary, in its latest report, the Centre for Journalism and Public Ethics (CEPET), which has documented harassment of and attacks on journalists, stated that most of them were the work of municipal, state and central government employees.August 20, 2010, InterPress Service

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