Two more journalists shot and killed in Mexico

By Ingrid Bachmann

The "bloodshed" continues, said Reporters Without Borders (RSF) after the killing in Mexico of Marco Aurelio Martínez Tijerina, in the state of Nuevo León, and Guillermo Alcaraz Trejo, of Chihuahua, in the northern part of the country. Their deaths bring the number of media workers killed in Mexico this year to at least 10, according to RSF.

Martínez Tijerina, 45 years old, who had been kidnapped Friday, July 9, was found dead Saturday night. He had been shot in the head, according to Milenio. The journalist worked for the radio station La Tremenda, reported AFP.

Alcaraz Trejo, who was a video producer for the State Human Rights Commission's website, was killed by a group of assassins over the weekend, reported Norte Digital. According to El Universal, the journalist was visiting the offices of the digital newspaper Omnia, where he previously had worked as a cameraman, when he was attacked and shot.

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.