Mexico City protest highlights crimes against journalists

Some 250 people marched on Sept. 11 in Mexico City to protest the killing of 80 journalists in Mexico since 2000, reported Radio Fórmula.

The march focused on urging authorities to investigate and prosecute killings of journalists in Mexico as well as the disappearance of five others, reported the newspaper El Universal. Reporters Without Borders, the Front of Journalists for Freedom of Expression, the La Jornada newspaper workers' union, the news agency Notimex, the Press Workers' Union, and the Association of Women's Communication and Information all participated in the event.

Contralínea, the magazine where slain journalist Marcela Yarce worked, organized the march. Yarce and her colleague Rocío González Trápaga were found dead on the morning of Sept. 1 in a Mexico City park.

Mexico leads Latin America as the most dangerous country in the region for journalists.

Click here for a Knight Center map of attacks against the press in Mexico.