Francisco Arratia Saldierna

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Attacks on the Press 2004: Mexico

Mexico While journalists in the capital, Mexico City, report freely on government, crime, and corruption, reporters in the U.S.-Mexico border region risk grave danger in covering sensitive topics, such as drug trafficking. Two border journalists were killed for their work in 2004. Francisco Ortiz Franco, 48, an editor and reporter with the tabloid weekly Zeta,…

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Journalist in hiding after being attacked

New York, February 10, 2005-The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the recent attack on Mexican journalist Jorge Cardona Villegas, who covers crime in the northern state of Nuevo León. Since the attack, he has gone into hiding. At around 5:50 a.m. on Monday, February 7, Cardona’s house and his car were hit by several rounds…

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Columnist brutally beaten; CPJ investigates possible link to work

New York, September 1, 2004—A Mexican columnist who wrote about government corruption and crime was beaten to death yesterday in the city of Matamoros, near the United States border. The Committee to Protect Journalists is investigating whether the murder was tied to his reporting. Francisco Arratia Saldierna, 55, wrote a column called “Portavoz” (Spokesman) that…

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