More than 100 journalists have been murdered since 2006 in Mexico, one of the deadliest countries in the world for the profession, according to the watchdog group Reporters Without Borders

Mexican Border State Journalist Beaten to Death in Her Home

A financial writer for one of Mexico’s largest publications was beaten to death in her home in Monterrey. The case marks the fifth journalist to be murdered in Mexico, a country labeled by press freedom groups as the most dangerous for media workers.

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8 Mexican Journalists Murdered in 5 Months

While mainstream media in the U.S. claim to be under attack over memes and the term fake news, eight Mexican journalists have been murdered by drug cartels for doing their jobs. The reporters worked under constant threats and danger due to the instability brought by the widespread presence of transnational drug organizations, commonly known as cartels, and the government of Mexico’s inability or unwillingness to control the violence. Cartels do everything in their power to silence journalists reporting on crime and the corruption that fuels it.

5th Murdered Journalist in Mexico

Fifth Mexican Journalist Murdered in 90 Days

Suspected cartel gunmen killed another award-winning journalist. This year, reporters exposing drug cartels and their ties to Mexican politicians have become targets with five murders taking place in 2017.