The Inter American Press Association (IAPA) condemned the attack against journalist Susana Mendoza Carreño, stabbed in Puerto VallartaGuadalajara, on July 1, when he was traveling in his car.
Mendoza Carreño, director of Radio Universidad de Guadalajara and correspondent for channel 44 of the University of Guadalajara, was injured with a knife in the neck and chest after leaving the program “All Voices Count” around noon. the journalist is in intensive care at a local hospital.
The president of the IAPA, Jorge Canahuati, called on the authorities “to consider his work as a journalist among the lines of action. Given the climate of insecurity for journalism in Mexicowhen they are victims of violent attacks, the work they do and the issues they cover in their coverage cannot be discounted”.
The 54-year-old journalist was traveling in her vehicle with one of her collaborators when a truck hit her in the rear. When she got out to check her damage, two other unknown men on a motorcycle took her vehicle keys and phones and stabbed her twice. The State Prosecutor’s Office considers that it is an assault and robbery.
The president of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information, Carlos Jornet, said that “once again we are facing another serious attack that, like the hundreds of cases that have occurred in recent years against journalists, runs the risk of going unpunished”.
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