Mexican media outlets team up to combat journalist murders

Mexican media outlets team up to combat journalist murders

Thirty nine Mexican media organizations announced Monday that they are joining hands to combat a wave of journalist killings in the country.
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Thirty nine Mexican media organizations announced Monday that they are joining hands to combat a wave of journalist killings in the country.

The initiative, which was signed by 39 print, radio and television outlets, calls for a working group to outline objectives and establish channels of communication with national and international human rights groups. The organizations also agreed to launch an awareness campaign aimed at Mexican society.

“The battle against impunity will only be effective if we have on our side a society that understands that with each killing of a journalist, they lose hold of their right to know, to participate, their very essence as citizens,” the agreement’s text said.

At least 9 journalists were killed in Mexico this year so far.

Source: Reports  

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