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Reporters Without Borders issues "enemies of press freedom" blacklist

The Blacklist is an attempt to name all those who have personally committed crimes or grave offences against journalists or media and who are still unpunished.

Reporters Without Borders calls on the authorities in the countries concerned to seriously and impartially investigate these cases and to prosecute and punish those responsible.

Mexico


On the blacklist :
Rojas, Martin (Leader of the gang "Chupaductos")
Under legal investigation
 

Black list : Mexico
 

Perpetrator : Rojas, Martin 
Position : Leader of the gang "Chupaductos" 
Type of attack  : Murder or attempted murder
Place : Veracruz State , Mexico
Date : 2.05.2005
Legal action so far  : Under legal investigation
Victim's name and employer  : Raul Gibb Guerrero, of La Opinión

The facts  :
Raúl Gibb Guerrero, editor of the daily paper La Opinión, in the eastern state of Veracruz, was murdered on 8 April 2005, a year after members of a local gang, "Los Chupaductos", had come to the newspaper and offered him a bribe not to print articles about their involvement in petrol smuggling. A federal justice ministry investigation points to gang leader Rojas as the main suspect in Gibb’s murder but he has been released on bail. Read the article