Journalist murdered in northwestern Mexico

first_imgNews MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence May 13, 2021 Find out more Fuente- El Universal Help by sharing this information RSF_en After community radio journalist Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found murdered yesterday in Mexico’s northwestern state of Baja California Sur, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on investigators to prioritize the hypothesis that he was killed in connection with his work, and calls on Mexico’s new president to commit to concrete and lasting measures to increase protection for journalists. to go further Murúa was the first Mexican journalist to be murdered in 2019. At least nine journalists were murdered in direct connection with their work last year in Mexico, which is ranked 147th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionOrganized crimeFreedom of expressionViolence Last November, Murúa had reported being the target of threat and attacks linked to his journalistic work and his criticism of Felipe Prado Batista, the mayor of Mulegé, the municipal district of which Santa Rosalía is the capital. Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state “In view of this latest failure on the part of the federal protection mechanism, we call on President López Obrador to carry out a complete overhaul of the provisions for protecting journalists in Mexico.” News Receive email alerts News April 28, 2021 Find out more Condemning the death threats, slander and censorship attempts being directed against himself, he appealed publicly to the local authorities to ensure respect for freedom of expression. He had been the recipient of protective measures since June 2017 under Mexico’s Federal Mechanism for Protecting Human Rights Defenders and Journalists. Organisation “The authorities in Baja California Sur must carry out an exhaustive investigation into this execution-style murder and must prioritize the hypothesis that the victim was killed in connection with his journalistic work,” said Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America desk. Rafael Murúa Manríquez’s body was found in a ditch 40 km west of Santa Rosalía, a port town on the state’s eastern coast, where he ran community Radio Kashana 93.3 FM. He had been shot many times in the abdomen. His family had reported his disappearance to the police earlier yesterday. May 5, 2021 Find out more 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies January 21, 2019 Journalist murdered in northwestern Mexico Reportslast_img read more