In the course of investigating the December
22 murder of newspaper owner José Alberto Velázquez López, CPJ discovered allegations
of corruption that often hover over crimes against journalists in
New York, January 4, 2010---The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on state and federal authorities to step up their investigation into the abduction of a veteran police reporter who was seized by masked men in Sinaloa state on Wednesday. The reporter, José Luis Romero, remained missing today.
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