Mr Prez, take a real look at Mexico

2013-09-15 14:00

This week our president, Jacob Zuma, said Mexico was a country where the media inspired him. We beg to differ.

The following is a list of journalists who were killed or who disappeared in Mexico between April 2012 and July 2013.

It is one of the worst places on earth to be a journalist and the list of those who died over the past century is a tale of devastation.

We hope our colleagues rest in peace and pray that we never ever become like Mexico in terms of how we treat journalists.

Raúl Régulo Quirino Garza

Héctor Javier

Salinas Aguirre

Javier Moya Muñoz

Regina Martínez Pérez

Gabriel Huge Córdova

Guillermo Luna Varela

Esteban Rodríguez

Ana Irasema Becerra Jiménez

René Orta Salgado

Marco Antonio Ávila García

Zane Plemmons

Victor Manuel Báez Chino

Federico Manuel García Contreras

Armando Montaño

Miguel Morales Estrada

Mario A Segura

Ernesto Araujo Cano

José Antonio Aguilar Mota

Arturo Barajas López

Ramón Abel López Aguilar

Adela Jazmín

Alcaraz López

Adrián Silva Moreno

Sergio Landa Rosales

David Araujo Arévalo

Jaime Guadalupe González Domínguez

Víctor Javier Campos

Juan José García

Alonso de la Colina Sordo Daniel

Alejandro Martínez Bazaldúa

Gerardo José Padilla Blanquet

Rosa María Ríos Campos

Mario Ricardo Chávez Jorge

Alberto López Bello

The president made the call as part of his new campaign for positive news.

At City Press, we work hard to present a balanced view of our country because the media must, we agree, be a mirror of society.

We also see our work in the spheres of anti-corruption, promoting good governance and exposing rotten services as profoundly patriotic and good-news journalism. It is always better to know than not to know.

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