Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe

Mexico - Freedom of information loses champion in Mexico

Source: Reporters Without Borders - Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:28 AM
Author: Reporters Without Borders
med-dev hum-war hum-dis wom-rig
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Bookmark Email Print
Leave us a comment

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Reporters Without Borders is saddened to learn of journalist Mike O'Connor's death on 29 December in Mexico City, where he represented the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Aged 67, he died of a heart attack in the apartment he shared with his wife Tracy Wilkinson, the Los Angeles Times' Mexico City bureau chief.

"We pay tribute to Mike O'Connor's commitment to defending freedom of information in Mexico and to his constant work on behalf of journalists and human rights defenders in that country, and we offer our heartfelt condolences to his CPJ colleagues, his wife and his family," Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.

A former war reporter for NPR, CBS News, The New York Times and other news organizations, O'Connor had been the CPJ's representative in Mexico, one of the world's deadliest countries for journalists, since 2009. His many reports and articles helped to shed light on the difficulties and dangers of reporting in Mexico and of covering drug trafficking and the cartel wars in particular.

Photo : elgratuito.com.mx

<br/>

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
TOPICAL CONTENT
Topical content
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs