Jump to content
Afrii Diaspora Dialogue
  • UN Agencies Condemn Murder of Two Female Journalists in Mexico

    UN Agencies Condemn Murder of Two Female Journalists in Mexico

    The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and OHCHR's gender equality agency condemned the murder of the journalists that occurred mere days after the murder of journalist Luis Enrique Ramírez Ramos in Culiacán, Sinaloa.


    Mexican President Not to Attend a Non-Inclusive Americas Summit

    "The murder of three journalists in just one week generates dismay and deep concern, as it reflects the seriousness of the context of insecurity and violence in which journalists in Mexico must carry out their important work," said a joint statement from UNHCR and UN Women.

    Yessenia Mollinedo Falconi was director of the portal El Veraz, and Sheila Johana García, reporter and cameraman of the same media. They were killed on May 9 while inside a car in the parking lot of a convenience store in the municipality of Cosoleacaque, Veracruz, by assailants riding a motorcycle. 

    The UN agencies issued "an urgent reminder of the importance for authorities to take timely and effective measures in order to comply with their obligation to ensure the protection and safety of those who practice journalism."

    The UNHCR said it is imperative to redouble efforts between the federal and local governments to coordinate "preventive and investigative measures capable of creating an adequate environment for those who practice journalism in the country to do so with full freedom and security."

    According to a statement by Guillermo Fernandez-Maldonado, UNHCR representative in Mexico, the deadly attack on these two journalists is a reminder that "it is essential to integrate a gender perspective in both judicial investigations and protection measures."

    Fernandez-Maldonado said that it is "vitally important to put an end to the widespread impunity of the perpetrators and masterminds of attacks against journalists." In this regard, he said that the failure to identify and punish the criminals encourages the continuation of violent attacks.

    View the full article



    User Feedback

    Recommended Comments

    There are no comments to display.

    Add a comment...

    ×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

      Only 75 emoji are allowed.

    ×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

    ×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

    ×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


Afrii-Diaspora Dialogue

A Platform for Dialogue for the African diaspora

A cultural and community website with a GO.A.L. to UpLift™, EmPower™ & UnIfy™ the many different peoples, histories, cultures and communities of the Afrikan Diaspora.

Main links

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Guidelines, Privacy Policy, Terms of Use