Karla Silva

Mexico´s Endangered Journalists

Karla SilvaKarla Silva, reporter for El Heraldo de Leon, was left under her desk bathed in blood on the afternoon of September 4, 2014. Since then, various arrests have been made, including the mayor of Silao, Guanajuato who is accused of ordering the beating of the young journalist. The attack came shortly after Silva published a story critical of the mayor. Three men were also arrested for the actual beating. Since then, all the suspects have been released and Karla still awaits justice, according to an article in La Jornada on March 14, 2016.

Stories from Journalism in the Americas: Authorities in Mexico arrest former police director linked to attack against journalist Karla Silva
Mexican journalists rally for protections after colleague beaten in newsroom

Story from Proceso: Celebran detención de exalcalde de Silao por agresión a periodista; “es un avance significativo e inédito”, dicen

Back to Top