On Saturday August 24th, a Mexican journalist was found stabbed to death in the State of Mexico.
Local authorities made the official announcement, adding thi fatality to a growing list of reporter and journalist deaths in Mexico, one of the most dangerous countries in the world for the press.
The state of Mexico prosecutor said they are investigating the cause of death of Nevith N., 42, whose body was found in the Tejupilco municipality about 122 km from Mexico City.
Advocacy group Reporters Without Borders identified him as Nevith Condes Jaramillo, who ran the local news website El Observatorio del Sur in the central state of Mexico.
“Condes had published stories that triggered tensions with the local government and he received threats in November and June”, a Reporters Without Borders spokeswoman said, citing information obtained from Condes’ colleagues.
The group has singled out Mexico as the most dangerous country for journalists in the Western Hemisphere.
If proven as a homicide, Condes’ death would bring the murder toll of Mexican journalists this year to at least 10 compared with nine last year, according to free-speech advocacy group Artículo 19.
Earlier this month, three journalists were killed in a single week, including one who had received threats.
The Yucatan Times Newsroom with information from Reporters Without Borders and Artículo 19.
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