Journalists from Ciudad Juárez demand justice from Mexico’s president

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  • October 14, 2010

By Ingrid Bachmann

During President Felipe Calderón’s trip to the violent border city across from El Paso, Texas, a group of journalists from Ciudad Juárez called on the president to solve the killings of their colleagues, EFE and the International Press Institute report.

Employees of the newspaper El Diario de Juárez, along with activists and local reporters, demonstrated outside the newspaper’s headquarters against the killings of two journalists from the newspaper, reporter Armando Rodríguez in November 2008 and photography intern Luis Carlo Santiago Orozco last month. They also criticized the “inaction of those who should be seeking justice,” El Mexicano adds.

During his visit to Juárez on Tuesday, Calderón didn’t refer to the violence against journalists but insisted that advances have occurred in combating crime, El Universal adds.

For more information about violence against journalists in Mexico, see this Knight Center map.

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.