Who’s killing Mexican journalists?

Candles placed at a vigil
Candles are seen placed near the portraits of journalists killed, as people attend a vigil to protest against the killing of journalists in past days, outside the Secretariat of Interior in Mexico City, Mexico, January 25, 2022 [Mahe Elipe/Reuters]

Just in the first month of 2022, four journalists were killed and two were attacked in Mexico. Since 1992, 142 journalists and media workers have been killed in the country, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. But why are there so many murders of journalists in Mexico, and what is being done to protect them?

In this episode: 

  • León Krauze (@LeonKrauze), Univision anchor
  • Alejandra Guerra (@alisguerra8), Journalist in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Rocío Galván (@RocioGalvanZ), Journalist in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Andalusia Knoll Soloff (@Andalalucha), Journalist in Mexico City
  • Natalie Southwick, Program coordinator at the Committee to Protect Journalists (@pressfreedom)

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Source: Al Jazeera