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Mexico is a country to despair over

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It is the largest Spanish-speaking democracy in the world, a country that guarantees freedom of the press in its constitution. Yet it is simultaneously the country where, after Afghanistan and Syria, the most journalists were killed in 2018 — somewhere between nine and twelve, depending on the source.

The first victim this year was Rafael Murúa, a radio journalist from the northern state of Baja California Sur, a tourist paradise. He was found dead in a ditch on January 20, 2019. Murúa reported about culture but also about human rights and environmental protection. He was a 34-year-old bearded man who was involved in public radio and was the director of his station. Not everyone liked his reporting. Murúa received threats and was therefore included in the state protection program for journalists and human rights activists. Regardless, like so many........

© Deutsche Welle