From the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Here is an excerpt:
Mexico City, January 22, 2022 – Mexican authorities must thoroughly investigate the killing of Mexican journalist Margarito Martínez and determine whether it was related to his job as a reporter, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Saturday. Martínez, a freelance photographer, was shot and killed at his residence in Tijuana, in the northern Mexican border state of Baja California on January 17 by unknown assailants, according to news reports.
According to a statement published on its Facebook page by the Baja California state prosecutor’s office (FGE), Martínez was ambushed just after noon at his residence in Tijuana, a coastal city just across the border from San Diego in California. An unidentified gunman shot the reporter multiple times and fled the scene; Martínez died before he could be rushed to a hospital.
According to a colleague and close friend of Martínez, who spoke with CPJ on Wednesday by phone, the photographer had returned briefly to his home from an assignment earlier that day and was about to head out again to take more photos from another area when he was ambushed. The colleague told CPJ that he did not know what Martínez been photographing. The colleague requested anonymity out of concern for his safety.
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