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Critical radio presenter in Mexico shot

On the eve of the international day of freedom of the press has been shot dead in Mexico a Journalist. The body of Telésforo Santiago had been found on Thursday

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Critical radio presenter in Mexico shot

On the eve of the international day of freedom of the press has been shot dead in Mexico a Journalist. The body of Telésforo Santiago had been found on Thursday (local time) with gun shot wounds in the face and neck in a car in a rural area, informed the public Prosecutor's office in Oaxaca.

presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez Cuevas spoke via Twitter of an "attack on the Mexican journalism". The government will do everything it can to find those responsible.

Santiago was a retired Professor for the education of the indigenous population. He had founded the local radio station Estéreo Cafetal, San Agustín Loxicha, in the state of Oaxaca.

Mexico is considered to be one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world. According to the Committee to protect journalists (CPJ) based in New York, in 2019, four media workers have been murdered in the Latin American country. In the past year, there were at least ten.

In the ranking of reporters without borders is Mexico ranked 144 out of 180. Turkey is ranked 157.

Turkey: 146 journalists in prison

the Turkish constitutional court has considered the detention of three government-critical journalists as a violation of their rights, six more lawsuits, but rejected. The Supreme court of Turkey ruled on Friday that the law of the columnist Ali Bulac has been infringed on freedom of expression and physical integrity. The day before it had already given to the previous "Republican"columnist Kadri Gürsel and the journalist Murat Aksoy law.

the court addressed The issue on Thursday and Friday with complaints of a total of nine journalists who had seen their imprisonment after the failed military coup of July 2016, as a violation of their Right to freedom of expression and physical integrity. As the state news Agency Anadolu reported, was dismissed by the Tribunal, however, in six of the nine cases, the complaints.

The judgments fell on the international day of freedom of the press. In the ranking of reporters without borders, Turkey ranks 157 out of 180. According to the platform for the freedom of the press P24 146 journalists are currently in Turkey in custody. (nag/sda)

Created: 03.05.2019, at 20:25

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