Kidnappers free one of four abducted Mexican journalists

By Ingrid Bachmann

Héctor Gordoa, one of four journalists who were kidnapped this week in Durango state, was dropped off at Televisa’s Torreón offices, where he worked, AFP and La Jornada report.

The reporter, who appeared to be unharmed, said that during his capture, the other journalists had not been beaten and were in good health, Milenio explains.

In response to demands made by the kidnappers, the media broadcast videos accusing local officials of helping a rival gang. El País explains that the captors have not made any new demands, and the whereabouts of the remaining three journalists are still unknown.

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.