Gunmen in Mexico killed a journalist in Veracruz and another was reported missing. The killing comes at a time when press freedom organizations have labeled the country one of the most dangerous for journalists.
Earlier this week, unknown gunmen shot dead Pedro Pablo Kumul Amaya, a multimedia reporter at AX Multimedios in Veracruz. Although authorities have not released any information about the case, it said processthe murder occurred when Kumul Amaya drove a taxi in Xalapa as a side job.
AX Multimediaos has published a video of Kumul Amanya’s funeral.
International press freedom organizations note that on the same day Kumul Amaya was killed, another journalist from Veracruz went missing. Pedro Hernandez Elvira was the victim of a kidnapping and after more than two days of captivity he was released alive with several injuries.
Francisco Elvira, a journalist who was reported missing three days ago in Veracruz, has reportedly been found alive but physically assaulted. Details of the incident are still unclear. https://t.co/NlC6GARRvU
— Jan-Albert Hootsen (@jabootsen) November 23, 2022
Kumul Amaya is the 16th journalist to be killed in Mexico in 2022. As Breitbart Texas has reported, press freedom organizations label Mexico as one of the deadliest countries for journalists.
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