A journalist was shot dead in Mexico’s northern city of Chihuahua, and an industry group demanded an investigation into whether the killing was linked to his work. Jesus Adrian Rodriguez was attacked yesterday by strangers while getting into his vehicle to go to his workplace, Grupo Radio Divertida, the Forum of Journalists of Chihuahua said.
“The journalists in Chihuahua and throughout the country are extremely dismayed by the murder of their comrade, who has been working for many years as a reporter,” the forum’s president Angel Zubia said in a statement, demanding that the Chihuahua state prosecutor launch an investigation.
Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, who face threats from both authorities and organised crime.
The Inter American Press Association has registered 11 murders of Mexican journalists so far this year. According to the National Human Rights Commission, 118 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000.