2 Journalists Slain in Mexican State of Veracruz. UPDATE: Make That Three Journalists
Read the short article here.
Officials say at least two news photographers have been found slain in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz, less than a week after the killing of a reporter in the state for an investigative newsmagazine.
The state attorney general says that police found the dismembered bodies of four people on Thursday in Boca del Rio, near the port city of Veracruz.
One was identified as Guillermo Luna Varela, photographer for the news website veracruznews.com.mx. The other was identified as Gabriel Huge. The director of the website said Huge had been working as a photojournalist in the area. The other two victims were not identified
UPDATE: The other two bodies found in Veracruz have been identified. One is journalist Esteban Rodriguez, who was a local newspaper photographer until last year, when he quit to work as a welder. The other is Guillermo Luna Varela’s girlfriend, Irasema Becerra.
Here is a short statement and a series of photos from other places where journalists are in danger.
The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers is celebrating World Press Freedom Day today.
It comes at a time when a free media is under attack in numerous countries, including Syria, where American journalist Marie Colvin and photographer Remi Ochlik were recently killed when the military attacked the building they were reporting from.
Click through and look at the photos, they’re good.
See also: Reporters Targeted in Record Numbers