Slaughter of Mexican reporters slammed
LEADING Mexican journalist Anabel Hernandez has condemned the Mexican government for allowing the mass murders of reporters.
The journalist said government complicity was to blame for the spiralling number of murdered journalists.
Among them was Javier Valdez, a prominent investigator of drug-related crimes who was shot 12 times in the north-west city of Culiacan.
“It is very clear that to be able to kill one journalist as famous, as important, as Javier Valdez, someone in the government gave permission to do it,” she said. Mexico is considered one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists.
Hernandez explained: “These journalists have not just have been murdered by members of the cartels,” arguing that in most cases “members of the government, state government or the federal government” are directly involved. Hernandez has experienced this danger first hand.
She continued: “I put the name of chiefs of the police (in my book), and because of that these officials wanted to kill me, ordered my killing.” teleSUR