World Press Freedom Day-3 journalists slain in east Mexican state

MEXICO CITY — Three men who had worked as news photographers were found slain and dumped together in plastic bags by a canal in the eastern Mexico state of Veracruz on Thursday, less than a week after the killing in the same state of a reporter for an investigative newsmagazine, officials and colleagues said.

Press advocates called for immediate government action to halt a wave of attacks that has killed at least six current and former reporters and photographers in Veracruz over the last year, spawning an atmosphere of terror and self-censorship among journalists

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World Press Freedom Day: Journalists Being Killed At ‘Astonishing Pace’