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Tag: el diario de juarez

Mexican Journalists Vow To Keep Reporting

ciudadBy Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

The bad news is that members of the Mexican media are getting murdered, kidnapped and threatened  by drug cartels. The good news is that the journalist have vowed to continue reporting on the drug war,  according to the Washington Post.

The Post reported that a young photo journalist from El Diario de Juarez was gunned down last Thursday in a busy mall parking lot.

On Sunday, the paper published a front page-editorial saying:

“We don’t want to see more dead. We don’t want to see more wounded nor do we want to be intimidated. It is impossible for us to do our job under these conditions. Tell us, then, what you expect from us, as a newspaper?”

“This is not a surrender. This is about a truce with those who have imposed the force of their law in this city, so that you will respect the lives of those who dedicate themselves to the job of informing the public.”

Pedro Torres, the top editor said, according to the Post:

“No, we will keep on doing the same work as always. We have not changed at all. It is an intolerable situation. But we do not want to give up. We will continue”