This is already the deadliest year for journalists in Mexico since 2010
Eight journalists were killed in Mexico in the first half of this year, according to a report by the freedom of expression group Article 19 that also registered a doubling in the number of non-fatal attacks on the media.
Mexican Governor of Deadliest State for Reporters Will Testify in Photographer Killing
It was the first sign that Javier Duarte might face judicial pressure to answer claims among Veracruz reporters that his administration is responsible for the killings of journalists.
Victim in Photojournalist Killing: ‘If Anything Happens to Me,’ It Was the Veracruz Governor
Nadia Vera, 32, was among five victims killed Friday in Mexico, including photographer Ruben Espinosa. She said in November that Veracruz Governor Javier Duarte would be "responsible" if she suffered any attack.
Women Killed Alongside Mexican Photojournalist Were Tortured and Raped
Three of the four women who were killed along with Ruben Espinosa were assaulted before being shot in the head. Loved ones identified them as friends ranging in ages from 18 to 32, and one 40-year-old house cleaner.