"It's for your own good," said Gov. Javier Duarte of Veracruz, where 12 journalists have been killed since he took office. Six have been killed in Mexico so far this year, a tally on track to double from 2014.
Journalist Moises Sanchez worked as a cabbie to finance his modest newspaper, where he reported on crime and corruption in tiny Medellin de Bravo. He is the eleventh journalist killed in Veracruz since 2010.
More than 100 journalists have been killed in Mexico since 2000, and 2015 started with two confirmed press killings. Veracruz, where journalist Moises Sanchez Cerezo was kidnapped on Friday, is considered the most dangerous state to be a reporter.