Two grenades thrown at Mexican TV station on Texas border

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  • January 10, 2011

By Ingrid Bachmann

Attackers threw at least two grenades at the offices of Televisa in the border city of Piedras Negras, Coahuila early in the morning of Jan. 8, El Universal reports.

According to Vanguardia, members of the army deactivated the grenades, which had not exploded and did not cause any damage. Prosecutors have begun an investigation, but the motive for the attack is still unknown.

In recent months, many media outlets have been the target of violence. In August, Televisa offices in other states were attacked with grenades and a car bomb, and newspapers have suffered similar attacks. In November, gunmen an stormed the newsroom of El Sur newspaper and fired inside the building.

For more information on recent attacks against the Mexican press, 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.