Mexico town [Mexico], Mar 17 (ANI): A Mexican journalist who covered crime in north-western Mexico has been shot dead via an unknown assailant in his home near the united states border, local authorities stated.
forty seven-yr-vintage Santiago Barroso turned into shot more than one times at factor-blank range after the gunman knocked on his front door on Friday. He turned into later suggested lifeless at a health facility, the Sonora country's prosecutor workplace stated in a assertion on Saturday.
Barroso became a multimedia journalist based inside the border metropolis of San Luis Rio Colorado, located about 32 km southwest of Yuma, Arizona in the united states.
The scribe become also a number of a local radio display and a contributor to a weekly newspaper referred to as Contrasena. He become additionally the director of purple 563 news website.
Barosso is the fourth journalist to be killed to date this yr in Mexico. It's far but to be ascertained whether or not his killing become related to his work.
The 3 other deceased Mexican journalists are -- Reynaldo Lopez, Jose Murua and Jesus Ramos.
Mexico is one of the dangerous countries to coaching journalism, where it ranks 147 out of 180 international locations, according to 2018 global Press Freedom Index.
The Latin American nation is only second after Syria in which training journalism is a risk, as in line with reporters without boundary lines, a Paris-primarily based NGO advocating press freedom. Over one hundred journalists had been killed for the reason that 2000, in step with the business enterprise. (ANI)