From the Committee to Protect Journalists. Here is an excerpt:
Mexican authorities must immediately and thoroughly investigate the killing of reporter Lourdes Maldonado López, determine whether she was attacked in direct relation to her work and bring her attackers to justice. Maldonado, a veteran broadcast journalist, was shot dead in Tijuana, a city bordering the United States in the northern Mexican state of Baja California, in the evening of January 23, according to news reports.
Maldonado was the second journalist in that city to be killed in less than a week and the third Mexican reporter killed this year. On January 17, another Tijuana journalist, Alfonso Margarito Martínez Esquivel, was also shot dead and on January 10 the body of José Luis Gamboa was found in Veracruz.
“The brutal killing of Lourdes Maldonado is horrifying, especially given that Mexican journalists have not even had time to process last week’s murder of photographer Margarito Martínez,” said Jan-Albert Hootsen, CPJ’s Mexico Representative. “The ongoing brutality against the journalists in this country is a direct consequence of the authorities’ unwillingness and inability to combat the festering impunity that fuels these killings.”
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