Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Mexican journalist shot dead at son's primary school

A Mexican journalist has been shot dead while attending a Christmas celebration at his son's primary school.

Gumaro Pérez Aguilando, 35, was killed on Tuesday in Acayucan in Veracruz state.

He was a founder of news site La Voz del Sur and had been under state protection because of the high risks of reporting on crime.

The state security coordinator said that dozens of parents and children were present when he was killed.

Veracruz is considered one of the most dangerous places in the country for reporters. At least ten journalists have been killed in the country this year, according to press freedom organisations.

The Veracruz State Commission for Care and Protection of Journalists (CEAPP) said Pérez had been part of their programme since 2015 but had not made them aware of any specific threats received recently.

Pérez was an employee of the city council, according to local media.

BBC     News.