Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Journalists in Mexico need protection, not attacks by authorities: UN

High Commissioner of Him for human rights, volker turksought on social networks Mexican authorities “Guarantee Security” Of reporters why don’t attack them,

The statement comes days after last week’s firing attack against the journalist ciro gomez leva In the streets of Mexico City, from where he passed out unharmed.

The UN official urged the authorities in Mexico to “abide by their obligation to guarantee the safety” of journalists in our country.

“Otherwise, it not only contributes to self-censorship, but also encourages violence against the media,” Turki said in his message on Tuesday.

Last Thursday night, December 15, journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva announced that an armed group tried to assassinate him as he was attending his television program and a few meters from his home in the Mexican capital.

The journalist, who was leading two radio and television programs during prime time, was hit by multiple bullets, unable to reach him because of the armor on his truck.

“At 11:10 pm, 200 meters from my house, two motorcycle-borne men fired at me, apparently with the intention of killing me. The cover of my truck that I was driving saved me and I reported the matter to the authorities,” the communicator said on his Twitter account.

Last Friday, President López Obrador himself condemned the shooting attack against Gómez Leyva, although this Monday he said, along with other communicators, that “spokesperson for conservatism,

From the year 2000 to the present, Article 19 has documented 151 murders of journalists in Mexico possibly related to their professional work, 47 during the term of President Enrique Peña Nieto (2012–2018) and 31 under the current President Andres Manuel. were registered in López Obrador (2018–2024).

With information from Lopez-Doriga Digital

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