Take action to protest killing of journalists in Oaxaca

[statement from AMARC/Reporters Without Borders/Article 19]

The World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Article 19, and Reporters Without Borders condemn the murder of two community journalists in Mexico, and we demand:

Clarification of the events that occurred on April 8th of this year, on the highway to San Juan Copala, Oaxaca, where community journalists Teresa Bautista Merino y Felicitas Martínez Sánchez, were murdered. Both journalists worked with the radio station "The Voice That Breaks the Silence" (La Voz Que Rompe El Silencio).

Punishment of all those responsible for the murder of these journalists.

The guaranteed safety of the surviving victims, Faustino Vázquez Martínez, Cristina Martínez Flores and her two sons, who witnessed the events, as well as the guaranteed safety of everyone else working at the community radio station.

An end to the impunity that allows the ongoing repression, disappearances, and murders of journalists and mediamakers in general, and which makes Mexico the most dangerous country for journalists, in the Americas.


Recommended Action:

Send emails or faxes, or make phone calls demanding the immediate investigation of the murders, punishment of those responsible, and guaranteed safety for the witnesses and their children.

Felipe Calderón Hinojosa
011 52 (55) 5093- 5300 / Fax: 5093-4901

Juan Camilo Mouriño Terrazo
011 52 (55) 5093-3400

Eduardo Medina Mora Icaza
011 52 (55) 5346 0114 / (55) 5346 0115 / Fax: 5346 0908

Ulises Ruiz Ortiz
011 52 (951) 502 05 30 / Fax: (951) 502 05 31

C. Octavio Alberto Orellana Wiarco
Fiscal Especial para la Atención de Delitos Cometidos contra Periodistas
Fax 011 52 55 53 46 43 70

Gustavo Gómez
Director Programa de Legislaciones y Derecho a la Comunicación

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