Can a New Campaign to End Violence Against Mexico’s Journalists Get Results?

People take photos at the spot where journalist Javier Valdez was killed, Culiacan, Mexico, May 15, 2017 (AP photo by Fernando Brito).
People take photos at the spot where journalist Javier Valdez was killed, Culiacan, Mexico, May 15, 2017 (AP photo by Fernando Brito).
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For the approximately 150 journalists and opinion leaders gathered in Mexico City’s Casa Lamm Cultural Center, the evening of July 15 was a difficult one. They came together to pay homage to the life and work of Javier Valdez Cardenas, one of the country’s most celebrated investigative reporters, who had been brutally murdered two months earlier in Culiacan, the capital of the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa. The event—organized by press freedom groups the Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, and Reporters Without Borders, known by its French acronym, RSF—was a solemn affair. A parade of speakers read from Valdez’s […]

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