LIVE STREAMING
Photo: La Piña en La Cocina
Photo: La Piña en La Cocina

Mexico newspaper stops printing after reporter shot dead

In an editorial, Norte de Ciudad Juarez said  Sunday's print edition would be its last because the safety of reporters cannot be guaranteed. 

MORE IN THIS SECTION

Cuba: Fire in Matanzas

August 15th, 2022

Gold scarcity in Venezuela

August 15th, 2022

The Extension of Drought

August 15th, 2022

Strike Four Meta

August 15th, 2022

A new rescue plan

August 15th, 2022

Mexico will rescue miners

August 12th, 2022

Peace dialogues in Colombia

August 12th, 2022

Hugo Velázquez will resign

August 12th, 2022

SHARE THIS CONTENT:

Regional newspaper Norte, from Ciudad Juarez, said Sunday's print edition would be its last after one of his reporters was fatally shot while lying in hammock at car wash in Mexico.

Oscar Cantu Murguia, the editor of Norte, informed readers of his decision in a farewell letter titled “Adios!” that was published on the paper’s front page and online. 

He cited the recent murder of journalist Miroslava Breach in the city of Chihuahua, which like Juárez is in Chihuahua state. Breach was a reporter for the national newspaper La Jornada and had also collaborated with Norte. She was one of three journalists killed in Mexico in March.

Announcing the decision to close the paper, Cantu wrote: “On this day, esteemed reader, I address you to report that I have made the decision to close this newspaper due to the fact that, among other things, there are neither the guarantees nor the security to exercise critical, counterbalanced journalism.

“In these 27 years ... we fought against the tide, receiving attacks and punishments from individuals and governments for having exposed their bad practices and corrupt acts that only played to the detriment of our city and the people who live in it.

“Everything in life has a beginning and an end, a price to pay,” he went on. “And if this is life, I am not prepared for any more of my collaborators to pay it, nor with my own person.”

As reported in The Guardian

  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
  • LEAVE A COMMENT:

  • Join the discussion! Leave a comment.

  • or
  • REGISTER
  • to comment.
00:00 / 00:00
Ads destiny link