- Title: Mexican journalists demand action to find missing Michoacan reporter
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (JUNE 1, 2017) (REUTERS) JOURNALISTS PROTESTING OUTSIDE ATTORNEY GENERAL HEADQUARTERS HOLDING UP A BANNER THAT READS "WHOEVER KILLS A JOURNALIST STANDS AGAINST SOCIETY" PROTESTING REPORTER TALKING TO MEDIA GATHERED WIFE OF MISSING JOURNALIST, SALVADOR ADAME, FRIDA URTIZ, AT PROTEST CROWD GATHERED IN FRONT OF JOURNALISTS PROTESTING OUTSIDE ATTORNEY GENERAL PROTESTERS SHOWING LEGAL DOCUMENTS CONCERNING MISSING CASE TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) WIFE OF MISSING JOURNALIST SALVADOR ADAME, FRIDA URTIZ, SAYING: "All journalists in Mexico are scared, journalists go through this constantly. Today, we should not be separated, we should be united. We have different opinions but we should be united so that no other Salvador goes missing." REPORTER FRANCISCO SARABIA SPEAKING TO MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) PROTESTING REPORTER, FRANCISCO SARABIA, SAYING: "Because we feel that the death of a journalist, the disappearance of a journalist is becoming repetitive. We cannot work under these conditions. That is why we are here protesting our indignation for the death of Javier Valdez and for journalists in Michoacan and all over the country." PROTESTERS WALKING INTO SENATE TO MEET LAWMAKERS PROTESTERS IN SENATE BUILDING GENERAL VIEW OF PROTESTERS WITH SENATOR, ANGELICA DE LA PENA, AT NEWS CONFERENCE DE LA PENA SIGNING DOCUMENT FROM PROTESTERS DE LA PENA SPEAKING TO MEDIA WITH PROTESTERS BEHIND HER VARIOUS OF DE LA PENA WITH URTIZ EXTERIOR OF SENATE
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 23:10
- Keywords: violence Michoacan missing reporter Mexico attorney general protest journalists
- Location: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- City: MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
- Country: Mexico
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JG65AB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Mexican journalists gathered outside Attorney General headquarters in Mexico City on Thursday (June 1) to demand action be taken to find Michoacan journalist Salvador Adame who has reportedly gone missing in the drug-ravaged state.
According to media, Adame was kidnapped by an armed group of men last May 18 in New Italy, Michoacan. A fortnight on no clues into his whereabouts have emerged and his family and colleagues are concerned for his life.
Adame's wife joined protesting journalists in Mexico City hoping the public demonstration will stir authorities into action.
Adame's disappearance comes shortly after renowned journalist Javier Valdez was gunned down in the lawless state of Sinaloa. He was the fifth journalist in recent months to be killed.
Under pressure to stop the tide of killings, President Enrique Pena Nieto announced measures to strengthen investigations into attacks on journalists. But since Valdez's murder, other media workers have come forward claiming they have received death threats.
In all Mexico, over 120 journalists have been killed since 2000, according to the country's National Commission on Human Rights.
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