One of the world's most dangerous countries for journalists, the carefully staged murders of reporters in Mexico has became all too common.

By some counts Ruben Espinosa became the 11th journalist to be killed this year when he was tortured and shot dead along with four women on August 1.

Investigators called it a robbery gone awry but friends, colleagues and press freedom campaigners say that Espinosa's enemies in the state of Veracruz where he did most of his work followed him home.

Fearing for his life, Espinosa had fled Veracruz after his work, which focused on student protests, the environment and social movements - led to him receiving threats from local government officials.

Caught between drug cartels and widespread corruption among police and government officials, violence against journalists goes largely unpunished.

The Listening Post's Will Young explores the no go areas in Mexico and 'red lines' for those trying to report on those stories.

Source: Al Jazeera