Argentina honors memory of photojournalist José Luis Cabezas 'to highlight and protect journalism'

  • Source: FOPEA
  • January 31, 2024

“Since 1997, Jan. 25th has never been the same. José Luis Cabezas, photojournalist for the Perfil editorial group, was murdered by a group of hitmen, made up of guards, criminals and agents of the Buenos Aires Police on behalf of the powerful postal businessman Alfredo Yabrán.

Cabezas had focused on the unknown face of the enigmatic businessman, who did his business at the expense of the Argentine State and behind the backs of citizens.

To remember José Luis Cabezas is to value the role of the media, that of free and committed journalism in its most basic function: to inform, investigate and control power, illuminate the dark corners and challenge those who seek to silence the truth.”

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