[QODLink]
Americas
Two Mexican journalists rescued
Police free two cameramen of popular TV networks allegedly kidnapped by drug cartels.
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2010 20:48 GMT
Hector Gordoa, a reporter for Televisa, was
reportedly released on Thursday
[AP]

Mexican police have rescued two of four kidnapped journalists that were abducted by alleged drug gangs earlier in the week, officials have said.

Alejandro Hernandez, a cameraman for Mexico's biggest televesion network, Televisa, and Javier Canales, another cameraman for Multimedios Television,  were freed on Saturday after a police raid in the northern city of Gomez Palacio.

"They were rescued today," the ministry of security said in a statement.

Local media said one of the kidnapped journalists, Hector Gordoa, a reporter for Televisa, was freed on Thursday.

The four journalists were kidnapped on Monday after covering a prison scandal in the northern state of Durango in which inmates are accused of being hired guns for a local drug cartel.

Attacks on the media have mounted as drug gangs seek to silence journalists who report on the drug-related killings.

Since 2006, at least 30 journalists have been killed in Mexico, according to Mexican media.

Mexico is considered to be one of the world's most dangerous countries for the media.

Source:
Agencies
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
More than one-quarter of Gaza's population has been displaced, causing a humanitarian crisis.
Ministers and MPs caught on camera sleeping through important speeches have sparked criticism that they are not working.
Muslim charities claim discrimination after major UK banks began closing their accounts.
Italy struggles to deal with growing flood of migrants willing to risk their lives to reach the nearest European shores.
Featured
In Vietnam, 40 percent of all pregnancies are terminated each year, a rate that health officials are hoping to reduce.
Ivory Coast tackles internet fraud scourge, but analysts say criminals continue to outsmart authorities.
In US study, MIT scientists changed the emotions linked to specific memories in mice.
The seizure of the Tabqa airbase highlights the Islamic State's consolidation of power in eastern Syria, analysts say.
Traditional spring festival blossoms outside India through fun runs, raves and TV commercials.
join our mailing list