Mexican journalist dies two days after being shot | Media News

Alfredo Cardoso was shot five times on Friday after being abducted from his home in the violent southwestern state of Guerrero.

Mexican magazine founder Alfredo Cardoso died after being shot five times, the governor of Guerrero state said, the second journalist to be killed in the country in a week.

Cardoso, a photojournalist from the violent southwest state of Guerrero, was shot dead after being abducted from his home on Friday, local media reported.

The Guerrero attorney general’s office said in a statement that Cardoso succumbed to his injuries in hospital on Sunday. It was not immediately clear whether Cardoso’s murder was related to his work in Mexico.

“I wish to express my condolences to the family of journalist Alfredo Cardoso Echeverria, founder of digital media Las Dos Costas, for their lamentable loss,” Guerrero Head of State Evelyn Salgado wrote on social media.

Salgado condemned Cardoso’s killing and said she had instructed the state government secretariat to look after her family through a local initiative set up to protect human rights defenders and victims. journalists.

“I have asked the state attorney general’s office to follow up on investigations into this incident,” she said.

Cardoso’s death came just days after veteran journalist Fredy Lopez Arevalo was murdered in the southern state of Chiapas.

Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Without Borders or RSF) consistently ranks Mexico alongside war-torn Syria and Afghanistan as the world’s most dangerous countries for news media.

At least nine journalists have been murdered in Mexico since the start of 2021, local media reported, compared to eight journalists last year, although it’s unclear whether all of the killings were related to their work.

More than 100 reporters have been murdered since 2000 in the country and only a fraction of the crimes have resulted in convictions.