Press release from PEN International:
Federal and state authorities must strengthen their programmes to safeguard the lives of at-risk journalists following the shocking murder of a journalist supposedly under the protection of the Veracruz government, PEN International said today. Freelancer Pedro Tamayo Rosas is the seventh print journalist to be killed in Mexico this year, and the third from Veracruz state.
‘I am sickened by the killing of yet another journalist in Veracruz – all the more so because Pedro Tamayo was known to be at risk and his safety had been entrusted to the state authorities,’ said Carles Torner, Executive Director of PEN International. Continue Reading »