International organizations demand Mexican authorities find missing reporter

International organizations expressed concern about the Mexican journalist and her son who went missing on Friday, June 8, in the city of Saltillo, in northern Mexico, and demanded that authorities find the missing journalist.

The Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the Organization of American States, the Inter American Press Association (IAPA), the Committee to Protect Journalists, the International Press Institute, and the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers demanded Mexican authorities solve the case of the missing police reporter of the newspaper Zócalo de Saltillo, reported the news agency Notimex.

Currently, the Attorney General's office is investigating the case while IAPA's Rapid Response Unit reported that Mexican authorities denied the possibility that the reporter had been arrested.

Up to this date, there are 16 journalists reported missing in Mexico, according to the National Commission of Human Rights.

Note from the editor: This story was originally published by the Knight Center’s blog Journalism in the Americas, the predecessor of LatAm Journalism Review.