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Journalist Killed as Mexico Becoming Increasingly Unsafe for Reporters

Amado Ramirez, a correspondent for Mexico's most popular news network, Televisa, was killed in a premeditated shooting on April 6th after a taping of his show. The perpetetrators have not yet been apprehended in what is the latest in a series of crimes targeting journalists. An official at the Inter-American Press Association has said that Mexico has become the most dangerous country in the Western Hemisphere for journalists today. Journalists have been targeted on orders from drug gangs, with seven killed since October, and several others disappeared or reporting death threats. Paris-based Reporters Without Borders has demanded that the federal government immediately take on this latest case.

Groups demand justice for slain Mexican journalist (
Justice sought for murdered journalist (El Universal)