Mexico

Miroslava Breach

23 March 2017

The 54-year-old female correspondent for La Jornada newspaper was shot dead outside her home. Ms Breach, who covered mainly corruption, organised crime and drug traffic, was in her car in the morning outside her home when unidentified gunmen in another car shot her. She was taken to hospital but died shortly afterwards.

The journalist had also worked for the magazine Norte de Ciudad Juárez which ceased publication because of the climate of violence which made it impossible to the free practice of journalism.