Media Law Prof Blog

Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Cecilio Pineda Birto 28th Reporter To Be Killed In Mexico Since Beginning of Pena Nieto Administration

The Chicago Tribune reports that journalist Cecilio Pineda Birto was killed at a car wash in Ciudad Altamirano on March 3. Eyewitnesses told law enforcement that two gunmen on a motorcycle drove up, and one shot Mr. Pineda Birto at least 10 times.  He had received numerous death threats in the past.  Mr. Pineda Birto is the 28th journalist to die violently during the Pena Nieto administration.

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