Protests follow murder of 7th journalist in Mexico this year
- Several thousand gathered in Mexico City to protest the epidemic of journalist murders in the country, where photographer Ruben Espinosa was the latest victim.
- Espinosa covered politics in Veracruz and spoke out against the harassment of journalists, but was found dead in a Mexico City apartment.
- According to one media rights group, 41 journalists have been killed since 2010, with 13 having been killed in the state of Veracruz alone.
“I can’t put responsibility for his death on the government directly, but we can hold this government responsible for the climate of harassment and impunity that prevails in Veracruz.”
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(Image Credit: Alex Cruz/European Pressphoto Agency, via The New York Times)