Mexican Journalist Found Dead After Receiving Threats

- VOA News,August 3, 2015

A Mexican photojournalist who went into hiding after being harassed was among five people found dead from gunshot wounds inside a Mexico City apartment.

Ruben Espinosa worked for the investigative magazine Proceso, which said his sister identified his body Saturday. He was found with two gunshot wounds along with four women in an apartment in the Narvarte neighborhood of the Mexican capital.

Several weeks ago, Espinosa fled from Veracruz in southeastern Mexico following what Proceso said was harassment outside his home and work by unidentified individuals.

Veracruz has been a dangerous state for reporters. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, 11 journalists have been killed there since 2010, all under Gov. Javier Duarte, the most recent just a month ago.

Press freedom group Article 19 denounced Espinosa’s killing in a statement Saturday, saying it “marks a new milestone” in violence against the press in Mexico and that impunity grows with each case.

The Committee to Protect Journalists says 34 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 1992, making it the 10th deadliest country for reporters.

墨西哥前进杂志摄影记者埃斯皮诺萨收到威胁后死亡

- 美国之音,2015年8月3日

一位墨西哥摄影记者死于墨西哥城一间公寓里的枪击事件,此前他曾因受到威胁而躲了起来。同一事件中有四人死于枪伤。

鲁本.埃斯皮诺萨是《前进》杂志的记者。该杂志说,鲁本的姐姐周六确认了他的尸体。他被发现同四名女性一起死于墨西哥首都Narvarte附近的一所公寓里,身上有两处枪伤。

数周前,埃斯皮诺萨逃离了墨西哥东南部的韦拉克鲁斯。据《前进》杂志说,此前他曾在自己家和工作单位的外面受到来自不明人士的骚扰。

新闻自由组织周六在一份声明中谴责了杀害埃斯皮诺萨的行为。声明说,这是发生在墨西哥的针对新闻机构的暴力行为中的又一起重要事件,而这种行为在墨西哥越来越易于逃脱惩罚。

保护记者委员会说,自1992年以来,已有34名记者在墨西哥被杀,墨西哥在死亡记者人数最多的国家里排名第十。