Mexicans protest journalist killings

Three journalists have been killed in Mexico in the last two weeks, the latest, Lordes Maldonado, shot sitting in a car over the weekend in the northern border city, Tijuana.

Mexico is one of the world’s most dangerous countries for journalists.

Nearly 150 have been killed in the last 20 years, according to an advocacy group, Article 19.

Maldonado’s killing inspired a nationwide, journalist-led protest on Tuesday.

In Mexico City, demonstrators held a vigil and signs that read, “You can't kill the truth by killing journalists.”


"I'm here with a lot of grief because more than 100 journalists have been murdered in the last couple of years, no matter how many times we've protested.”

In a statement, Article 19 said: “It is a matter of urgency that state and federal authorities prevent attacks, protect journalists when they are victims and investigate crimes committed against the press with due diligence.”

The country’s president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been criticized for not acting to protect reporters.

His government said they’d work to solve Maldonado’s killing in hopes of preventing more like it.

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