Jail for Mexican journalist killers

New legal reforms in the Mexican border state of Chihuahua have put a life sentence on anyone who kills a journalist.

The clampdown extends to kidnapping, multiple murders and extortion.

The Mexican press is facing a struggle against the country’s drugs war, and many journalists investigating the complex issue have been counted among the thousands who have died.

(Source: MediaGuardian)

This article appears in issue 258 of Media Digest.

Image taken by Flickr user Esparta, licensed under Creative Commons.

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