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Mexico: Radio journalist shot dead, second media person killed this year

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The Latin American country has become one of the world's deadliest countries for reporters, after a Mexican radio was shot dead Saturday at a restaurant in Tabasco, in the east of the capital city, the reported.

The victim, named Jesus Ramos Rodriguez, killed in the town of Emiliano Zapata, had hosted news bulletins on radio for over a decade.

Chennel NewsAsia quoted the Mexican newspaper daily as stating that eyewitnesses had seen the alleged attacker stepping out of a car and started shooting at Rodriguez from a point-blank range more than eight times.

The drug war and political corruption in the country have fuelled up violence and crime lately. More than 100 journalists have been reportedly assassinated in since 2000, with 10 killed last year alone.

International non-profit organisation 'Reporters Without Borders' in 2018 had ranked the Latin American country as the third-most-dangerous country for journalists, after and

However, most of the criminal cases in the country are dispersed without proper punishment.

is the second after was found dead in a ditch in January.

Murua, who had received death threats for his work, was found dead after being reported missing. He had been under the Mexican government's protection program for journalists and rights activists.

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

First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 04:40 IST
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