Two Mexican journalists rescued

Police free two cameramen of popular TV networks allegedly kidnapped by drug cartels.

    Hector Gordoa, a reporter for Televisa, was
    reportedly released on Thursday
    [AP]

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.