Valdez shone a light on the activities of the country’s notorious drug cartels.
Javier Valdez, the award-winning journalist killed in Mexico, was targeted for his reporting,
ariabendix</a> writes <a href="https://t.co/Vflj00IXzU">https://t.co/Vflj00IXzU</a> <a href="https://t.co/iGtTQdeAig">pic.twitter.com/iGtTQdeAig</a></p>— The Atlantic (TheAtlantic) May 16, 2017
He was murdered by unidentified killers after they opened fire on his car.
The 50-year-old received the International Press Freedom Award for his work on drug trafficking.
From an interview with
DuncanTucker</a> <a href="https://t.co/Q3hqU4VIO1">https://t.co/Q3hqU4VIO1</a> … <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/JavierValdez?src=hash">#JavierValdez</a> <a href="https://t.co/HZeqx167W3">pic.twitter.com/HZeqx167W3</a></p>— Laura Martínez ® (miblogestublog) May 15, 2017
Speaking at a book launch last year he said:“Even though you may have bullet-proofing and bodyguards, the gangs will decide what day they are going to kill you.”
He is the sixth journalist to have been killed in Mexico since March.