Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

UnpluggedTV

World

Mexican journalist Margarito Martinez shot dead outside home

Authorities work at the scene where Mexican photojournalist Margarito Martinez Esquivel was killed outside his home, in Tijuana, Mexico, January 17, 2022. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

Officials announced on Monday that a Mexican photojournalist was killed after being shot in the head outside his home in the northern border city of Tijuana.

The news: Margarito Martinez, 49, worked for many national and international news organisations in Tijuana for more than a decade, reporting the gang crime and violence that has ravaged the city, which is located on the U.S.-Mexico border opposite San Diego.

  • Martinez’s body was discovered outside his home with a head injury caused by a handgun, according to the Attorney General’s office in Tijuana’s home state of Baja California, who reacted to a 911 call around midday.
  • Martinez was reportedly included in a state programme intended at protecting journalists’ lives, according to a colleague journalist from Baja California.
  • Due to turf fights between drug gangs over trafficking routes, Tijuana has become one of Mexico’s most violent cities.
  • Martinez’s assassination was condemned by the Human Rights Commission of Baja California, which stated that “any attack on journalists constitutes an attack on freedom of speech and the right of society to be informed.”
  • Martinez is the second journalist to be assassinated in Mexico this year, following Jose Gamboa’s death in the southern state of Veracruz last week.

Between 2000 and 2021, the human rights organisation Article 19 recorded 145 murders of journalists in Mexico, with seven deaths last year.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Advertisement

Latest

India

New Delhi, Sept 29- According to data updated on Thursday by the Union Health Ministry, 4,272 new instances of infections have been registered throughout...

India

J&K, Sept 29 – Two people were injured in two bombs that occurred within eight hours in the Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir...

India

Karnataka, Sept 28 – The Narcotics Wing of the Central Crime Branch (CCB) broke an inter-state narcotics conspiracy on Tuesday, arresting five people-four women...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- India observed a modest increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country, reporting 3,615 instances on Wednesday. The...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28- Considering the decline in the number of theaters in India and to prevent its complete closure, the Ministry of Information...

India

New Delhi, Sept 28– The Popular Front of India (PFI) and any of its affiliates, allies, or fronts have been declared illegal associations by...

You May Also Like

States

The structure will be built for a Public Health Centre (PHC), which will be the sole government health facility near the crash site. The...

Entertainment

It appears that Twitter is full of like-minded people who have had similar ideas regarding marriage, particularly arranged marriage. And they’ve developed a hilarious...

World

Microsoft Corp. Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella’s son Zain Nadella, died Monday morning.  The news: Zain was 26 years old and had been born...

commentary

According to a tweet from the UK Ministry of Defence, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed the use of its TOS-1A weapon system in...