Sunday, August 8, 2010

Mexican journalists protest killings

More than 1,000 Mexican journalists marched through the city center Saturday to protest the killing and disappearance of their colleagues as escalating drug violence increasingly targets reporters. Carrying signs reading ''Not one more!'', they demanded protection to do their work in an unprecedented effort to solidify the ranks of a traditionally divided and competitive profession.
''We're a little late -- 64 killings late -- but we've finally decided to practice our right to protest, to seek justice for our colleagues who have died or disappeared and to end the impunity for crimes against journalists,'' said Elia Baltazar, protest organizer and co-editor of the Mexican newspaper Excelsior. International media groups call Mexico one of the most dangerous countries for practicing journalism.

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