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Mexico offers rewards in killings of journalists

AP  |  Mexico City 

Mexico's Attorney General's Office is offering rewards for information leading to the arrests of those responsible for the murders of five journalists and the attempted of a sixth this year.

The published the offers of up to 1.5 million pesos (USD 83,000) in today's official gazette.

Six journalists have been killed in Mexico so far this year.

The Attorney General's Office did not immediately explain why it included four from this year and one from December.

The promised changes to protect journalists and pursue their killers following the May 15 of prominent journalist Javier Valdez in the western city of Culiacan.

It is the first time a reward has been offered in the case of a murdered journalist in the administration of President Enrique Pena Nieto.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 23:42 IST