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Part-time journalist gunned down in Mexican state house to drug cartels

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An element-time Mexican journalist was shot useless within the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, house turf for a number of violent drug gangs, including to the demise toll for the bloodiest 12 months up to now for native media staff.

Mexico City,UPDATED: Nov 23, 2022 11:00 IST

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By Reuters: An element-time Mexican journalist was shot useless within the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, house turf for a number of violent drug gangs, including to the demise toll for the bloodiest 12 months up to now for native media staff.

Pedro Pablo Kamul labored as a radio reporter and host at AX Noticias and Es Amor, which confirmed his killing in a social media put up on Monday.

Local lawmaker Luis Chazaro stated Kamul was shot useless, whereas native information outlet Latinus stated he was fired upon whereas driving a taxi and his attackers instantly fled.

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Reuters couldn’t instantly decide if Kamul’s demise was linked to his journalism.

AX Noticias demanded an official investigation and punishment for these answerable for this “cowardly act” in a Facebook put up.

This 12 months is already the deadliest on report for Mexican journalists, in line with free-speech organisation Article 19. The group has documented 18 killings and 331 assaults towards native journalists within the first eight months of the 12 months.

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Devika Bhattacharya

Published On:

Nov 23, 2022