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Mexicans take to the streets to protest journalist killings

Mexican journalists gather around pictures of colleagues who have been murdered as they protest the recent killings of photojournalist Margarito Martinez and journalist Lourdes Maldonado, in Veracruz, Mexico January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos

Mexican journalists began nationwide rallies on Tuesday to condemn the recent deaths of three journalists, calling for an end to the impunity that has often characterised the killings of their colleagues.

The news: The demonstrations are in response to the assassination of veteran journalist Lourdes Maldonado on Sunday, three years after she discussed the subject of assassinations with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and expressed her concern for her life.

Journalists hold photos of deceased journalists during a vigil demanding justice and protection from the federal government following the killings of three colleagues on past days, in the Journalist’s Square in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
  • Protesters in the central state of Puebla laid flowers and candles on the street along with signs that read “I’m angry at censorship”, television footage showed, while in the northern state of Chihuahua protesters scrawled on a wall “Journalism is a risk” and drew the face of Maldonado.
  • Israel Ibarra, president at a Baja California communications college, said if government and society failed to act they would be “complicit” not only in the murders of Maldonado and others but “the murder of freedom of expression in Mexico”.
  • According to Article 19, an advocacy group, Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists, with 145 slain between 2000 and 21.
  • The events, which will coincide with internet protest efforts, were voted on by Mexican journalist networks.
Signs portraying assassinated journalists and reading “Justice” are placed during a vigil held by journalists demanding justice and protection from the federal government following the killings of three colleagues on past days, in the Journalist’s Square in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
Mexican journalists gather to protest the murder of colleagues after the recent killings of photojournalist Margarito Martinez and journalist Lourdes Maldonado, in Veracruz, Mexico January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Yahir Ceballos
Journalists take part in a vigil demanding justice and protection from the federal government following the killings of three colleagues on past days, in Monterrey, Mexico January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

What happened: Maldonado’s assassination in Tijuana, Mexico’s northern border city, where she had worked for many years, came after the murders of two other Mexican journalists earlier this month.

  • Lopez Obrador, who has been chastised for failing to do more to safeguard journalists, said his government would look into the matter and “clear up this crime to prevent further murders of journalists.”
  • Lopez Obrador has been criticised for failing to follow through on promises to reduce violence, battle deeply entrenched organised crime, and reduce impunity.
  • According to the president, crime and violence are the result of long-term corruption and inequity.
A Mexican reporter who told the president three years ago that she feared for her life was shot dead on Sunday, the second journalist killed in the same area in a week 
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