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Two Mexican journalists killed, taking 2022 death toll to 11

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Yessenia Mollinedo
Johana Garcia
Veronica Hernandez
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Javier Valdez
Jose Luis Gamboa
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Juan Carlos Muniz
Armando Linares Lopez
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Yessenia Mollinedo and Sheila Johana Garcia were killed in Veracruz, the state prosecutor said.Yessenia Mollinedo and Sheila Johana Garcia have been killed, raising the death toll for media workers in Mexico this year to 11, making the country the most dangerous for media workers outside of war zones.The duo were attacked outside a convenience store in the municipality of Cosoleacaque in Veracruz state on Monday, according to authorities and rights groups.Mollinedo was the director of the news portal El Veraz and Garcia was a reporter for the site, which focused on local news and mostly posted notices about events or public information from the municipality.Veracruz Attorney General Veronica Hernandez said authorities were searching for a motive in the killings.“All lines of investigation will be exhausted, including their journalistic activity,” Hernandez said in a statement.The State Commission for Attention To and Protection of Journalists condemned the “attack on Veracruz’s journalism profession” and said it had opened an investigation, while the media rights groups Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Article 19 said they were gathering information about the killings.Horrified to learn of the brutal murder of two journalists in Mexico.

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