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Why Are So Many Journalists Being Killed in Mexico? What Should Be Done to Stop It?

Sami Zeidan - Al Jazeera
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May 19, 2017

Mexico is not a war zone, and yet, it's one of the most dangerous places in the world for reporters.

Prominent journalist Javier Valdez is the latest of several members of the media who have been killed this year alone.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says widespread impunity 'allows criminal gangs, corrupt officials, and cartels to silence their critics.'

The Mexican government has repeatedly promised to protect journalists, and freedom of speech.

But the shootings and beatings continue.

Related: Hear Slain Mexican Journalist Javier Valdez’s Chilling Words in These Short Docs (Remezcla)

Related: Mexico Without Funds to Protect Journalists (Prensa Latina)

Related: Mexico Press Freedom: How Many Journalist Deaths Are Too Many? (Mexico Voices)

Related: Rights Groups Accuse Mexican Authorities of Failing to Prosecute Those Who Kill Journalists Covering Drug Gangs (Al Jazeera)

Related: 'Why Must I Live in Fear?' Mexico Shaken After Yet Another Journalist Murdered (The Guardian)

Related: Rash of Media Murders Highlights Deadly Threats in Mexico (Associated Press)

Related: Journalists Are Among the Casualties in Latest Wave of Mexican Cartel Violence (KERA News)

Related: Rising Violence against Journalists in Mexico Spurs Worldwide Condemnation (PanAm Post)

Related: Amid Heckles, Mexico President Vows More to Stop Reporter Murders (Reuters)

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