“You do not kill the truth by killing journalists”

The claim was national: “The truth is not killed by killing journalists.” This Tuesday, hundreds of communicators from at least 28 states took to the streets to demand an end to violence against the press, violence that took the lives of three journalists in just a few days.

Under the slogan “Journalism in jeopardy”, reporters, photographers, cameramen, editors, managers and other media workers gathered at various key points in dozens of cities across the country, in what has been described as a historic mobilization.

With banners and photos of the faces of the journalists killed for their work, this government has so far shown the anger and indignation over the crimes, what must be said about it, it does not count for the government and The authorities. .

“In the country, they remain unpunished, killing a journalist in Mexico is like killing no one: far from serious investigations by state and federal prosecutors so we know why they killed journalists in this country. there is justice, the number is increasing ”, was revealed in the exhibition that was read by journalists outside the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) last night, 25 January.

And it is that the journalists, in addition to the murders, also claim the disappearances, the forced relocations and the lack of institutional support to carry out their work, have contributed to the precarious working conditions with which the majority work every day, which, they say, “it’s like dying little by little”.

“No more silence!” “We demand justice!” “Not anymore!”, It was heard last night in the vicinity of the Segob.

There, in a congregation that had gathered more than 100 journalists, the entrance to the federal complex was closed in a symbolic manner, with photographs, flowers and candles.

The protesters also read a manifesto, in which they mentioned the risks that exist in Mexico for the journalistic exercise, the high rate of murdered journalists and impunity. At the same time, direct testimonies were heard from those who had suffered through violence.

Earlier, at the National Palace, during the morning conference of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the demand was the same: security and justice for the press.

“Lourdes is the third journalist to be killed in the country this year. His murder follows the crimes against reporter and photojournalist Margarito Martínez Esquivel, who were shot in the head when his vehicle was parked outside his home in Tijuana on January 17. “Both journalists were in the Baja California protection mechanism, but it was insufficient to protect their lives,” the national position states.

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