MEXICO City An award-winning Mexican journalist was gunned down on Monday in the northwestern state of Sinaloa, the fifth reporter killed in the past 3 months as the nation struggles to have resurgent bloodshed amongst warring drug cartels.
Journalist Javier Valdez was shot and killed when an mysterious amount of assailants opened fireplace on his vehicle, according to the website of on line media outlet RioDoce, which he aided discovered and where by he ongoing to function.
The Committee to Shield Journalists (CPJ) urged President Enrique Pena Nieto before this month to prioritize defense for the media in the final calendar year of his govt, citing the killing of at least 21 journalists in the past ten years with “comprehensive impunity.”
The CPJ awarded Valdez its International Press Liberty Award in 2011 for his prolific coverage of drug trafficking and arranged crime.
(Reporting by Anthony Esposito Modifying by Sandra Maler)