El Imparcial del Istmo
October 8, 2007, in Tehuantepec, Mexico
in an SUV pursued and intercepted a newspaper delivery truck bearing the logo
of the daily El Imparcial
del Istmo along
a rural stretch of highway connecting the cities of Salina Cruz and Tehuantepec
Luis David Quintana, El Imparcial del Istmo’s deputy director, told local reporters that the newspaper had received several threatening e-mail messages and letters in the previous month, warning the paper to tone down coverage of local drug trafficking. Numerous staff members resigned a day after the murders, Quintana told CPJ.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.
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